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HP Tru64 UNIX "lpc" contains buffer overflow (SSRT2260)

Vulnerability Note VU#965097

Original Release Date: 2002-09-05 | Last Revised: 2002-09-05


The HP Tru64 UNIX implementation of "lpc" contains a locally exploitable buffer overflow.


"lpc" is used to control the line printer system. A locally exploitable buffer overflow in "lpc" may permit a local attacker to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable host.


A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges and execute arbitrary code.


Apply a patch.

Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Hewlett-Packard Company

Updated:  September 05, 2002



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.


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This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 7.50
Date Public: 2002-08-30
Date First Published: 2002-09-05
Date Last Updated: 2002-09-05 20:11 UTC
Document Revision: 7

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