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[DSA275] DSA-275-1 lpr-ppd Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
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
The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain lpr-ppd packages.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your lpr-ppd package immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-275
Threat Level: High
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