Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : LPRng (MDKSA-2003:060)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 14043


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Karol Lewandowski discovered a problem with psbanner, a printer filter that creates a PostScript format banner. psbanner creates a temporary file for debugging purposes when it is configured as a filter, and does not check whether or not this file already exists or is a symlink. The filter will overwrite this file, or the file it is pointing to (if it is a symlink) with its current environment and called arguments with the user id that LPRng is running as.


Update the affected LPRng package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14043

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-060.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:LPRng, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0136

MDKSA: 2003:060