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[DSA275] DSA-275-1 lpr-ppd Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-275-1 lpr-ppd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

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 rights, 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 unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.72-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your lpr-ppd package immediately.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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