FreeBSD 2.x lpd Long DNS Hostname Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=99892644616749&w=2

Solution :

Upgrade to FreeBSD 3.x.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 11354 (lpd_freebsd_overflow.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0299