LCDproc < 0.4.1 screen_add Command Remote Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 10378


A buffer overflow in the remote LCDproc server may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.


The remote LCDproc service is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack when processing commands received from the network due to a lack of bound checks.

An attacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host, with the privileges of the LCDproc process (usually, nobody).


Upgrade to LCDproc 0.4.1 or later.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 10378

File Name: lcdproc_buffer_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: remote

Published: 2000/04/22

Modified: 2011/03/21

Dependencies: 10379

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: lcdproc/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2000/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0295

BID: 1131

OSVDB: 13654