Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : groff (MDKSA-2002:012)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

zen-parse discovered an exploitable buffer overflow in groff's
preprocessor. If groff is invoked using the LPRng printing system, an
attacker 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 :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13920 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-012.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0003

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