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Debian: lpr-ppd buffer overflow vulernability Print E-mail
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Debian A buffer overflow has been discovered in lpr, a BSD lpr/lpd line printer spooling system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 275-1                                        Martin Schulze
April 2nd, 2003                
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Package        : lpr-ppd
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0144

A buffer overflow has been discovered in lpr, a BSD lpr/lpd line
printer spooling system.  This problem can be exploited by a local
user to gain root privileges, even if the printer system is set up

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.72-2.1.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain lpr-ppd packages.

For the stable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.72-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your lpr-ppd package immediately.

Upgrade Instructions
- --------------------

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      553 a746445ec594d718a1f16f1bad63b1b9
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7933 826c7c74ca8c6447e9086ad7bc0b4737
      Size/MD5 checksum:    78323 f2a46147427f20863f98b87cd9a0d772

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   114166 9bb33a66dc773c4eb24c4849379f1b5a

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    91778 a528cadf749c7026d062d36feb5d2cf4

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    87626 67ae1097288920eac71f5fc8acad5873

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   153166 1670dd535d68d6889fd54a5891317a4b

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    95258 d444bab8bb8a0f41800f3a1705901058

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    84658 a7fe927ebb88ec4724cbc44a57b0fefb

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    98960 5bdd5ae9f6b7571d892d589e9fada56a

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    98646 c83649d61154a1f10ad75ebb13598231

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    86614 2f5d951e711b7696f911a0df4284fd11

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    92006 370935ef18bc6eba5c118faf44927177

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   110230 2f23d2a685b4a8ca5a9cfb37b08f1f09

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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