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lpd allows options to be passed to sendmail

Vulnerability Note VU#39001

Original Release Date: 2001-10-16 | Last Revised: 2001-11-09

Overview

The line printer daemon enables various clients to share printers over a network. There exists a vulnerability in this daemon that permits an intruder to send options to sendmail.

Description

The line printer daemon enables various clients to share printers over a network. There exists a vulnerability in this daemon that permits an intruder to send options to sendmail. These options could be used to specify another configuration file allowing an intruder to gain root access.

Impact

An intruder may be able to gain root access. In conjunction with another vulnerability (e.g., VU#30308), this can be exploited from hosts not normally authorized to use the lpd service.

Solution

Apply the patches, if available, from your vendor.

Vendor Information

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Debian

Updated:  October 04, 2001

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

http://www.debian.org/security/2000/20000109

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

MandrakeSoft

Notified:  October 04, 2001 Updated:  October 30, 2001

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/updates/2000/MDKSA-2000-054.php3

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Red Hat Inc.

Updated:  October 04, 2001

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA2000002-01.6.0.html

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Sun Microsystems Inc.

Updated:  July 31, 2002

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

See http://sunsolve.Sun.COM/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F41664&zone_32=41664.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

For affected versions and patch information, please see Sun Alert Notification 41664 available at:

http://sunsolve.Sun.COM/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert%2F41664&zone_32=41664

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Caldera

Notified:  September 04, 2001 Updated:  October 30, 2001

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Cray Inc.

Updated:  October 30, 2001

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Engarde

Updated:  October 30, 2001

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

FreeBSD

Updated:  November 05, 2001

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Fujitsu

Updated:  October 31, 2001

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

IBM

Updated:  October 30, 2001

Status

  Not Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Apple Computer Inc.

Updated:  November 09, 2001

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Compaq Computer Corporation

Updated:  November 05, 2001

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

Compaq has not been able to reproduce the problems identified in this advisory for TRU64 UNIX. We will continue testing and address the LPD issues if a problem is discovered and provide patches as necessary.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

Credit

The CERT/CC would like to thank @Stake, Red Hat and Debian for the information provided in their security advisories.

This document was written by Jason Rafail.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 14.06
Date Public: 2000-01-08
Date First Published: 2001-10-16
Date Last Updated: 2001-11-09 17:11 UTC
Document Revision: 13

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