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Family: Gain root remotely --> Category: infos

Buffer overflow in FreeBSD 2.x lpd Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if lpd is running

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote lpd daemon seems to be vulnerable to a
buffer overflow when a host with a too long DNS host
name connects to it.

*** Nessus solely relied on the version of the remote
*** operating system to issue an alert, so this
*** might be a false positive

Solution : Upgrade to FreeBSD 3.x
Threat Level: High

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