RHEL 2.1 : LPRng (RHSA-2003:150)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 12391


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated LPRng packages resolving a temporary file vulnerability are now available.

LPRng is a print spooler. LPRng includes a program, psbanner, that can be used to produce Postscript banner pages to separate print jobs.

A vulnerability has been found in psbanner, which creates in an insecure manner a temporary file with a known filename. An attacker could create a symbolic link and cause arbitrary files to be written as the lp user.

Note: psbanner is not used by the default Red Hat Enterprise Linux LPRng configuration.

Users that have configured LPRng to use psbanner should install these updated packages, which contain a patch so that psbanner does not create the temporary file.


Update the affected LPRng package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 12391

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-150.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:LPRng, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2003/05/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0136

RHSA: 2003:150