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

High Nessus Plugin ID 13920


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13920

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff-for-man, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff-gxditview, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:groff-perl, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0003

MDKSA: 2002:012