Family: Gain root remotely --> Category: destructive_attack
Buffer overflow in Solaris in.lpd Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Crashes the remote lpd
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote lpd daemon seems to be vulnerable to a
buffer overflow when sent too many 'Receive data file'
A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain root on this host.
Solution : if the remote host is running Solaris, apply
the relevant patch from Sun. If not, report this problem to
firstname.lastname@example.org as it may be a false positive
Threat Level: High
See also : http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/2894
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