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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2002:012: groff Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the groff package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:012 (groff).

zen-parse discovered an exploitable buffer overflow in groff's preprocessor. If
groff is invoked using the LPRng printing system, a possible hacker can gain rights as
the 'lp' user. Likewise, this may be remotely exploitable if lpd is running and
remotely accessible and the attacker knows the name of the printer and it's
spool file.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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