SuSE9 Security Update : SLES9-SP4: Security update for lprng (YOU Patch Number 11603)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

- There is a (small) memory leak in lpd which lets its
memory usage grow a bit for each print job until the
print system becomes unusable.

- Using lprng with a printcap provided via NIS/YP produced
following error: 'Init_tempfile: bad tempdir
'/var/spool/lpd/%P''. This was caused by the function
'Init_tempfile()', which tried to create tmpfiles in the
spool directory, which was not expanded at this time.
Patched version creates tmpfiles in tmpdir, when
spooldir is not yet expanded.

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 11603.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41140 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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