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

SUSE-SA:2003:0014: lprold Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the lprold package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:0014 (lprold).

The lprm command of the printing package lprold shipped till SUSE 7.3
contains a buffer overflow. This buffer overflow can be exploited by
a local user, if the printer system is set up correctly, to gain root
lprold is installed as default package and has the setuid bit set.

As a temporary workaround you can disable the setuid bit of lprm by
executing the following tasks as root:
- add '/usr/bin/lprm root.root 755' to /etc/permissions.local
- run 'chkstat -set /etc/permissions.local'
Another way would be to just allow trusted users to run lprm by
executing the following tasks as root:
- add '/usr/bin/lprm root.trusted 4750' to /etc/permissions.local
- run 'chkstat -set /etc/permissions.local'

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply
the update.

Solution :
Threat Level: Medium

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