Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lpr (MDKSA-2003:059)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61920


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow was discovered in the lpr printer spooling system that can be exploited by a local user to gain root privileges. This can be done even if the printer is configured properly.


Update the affected lpr package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61920

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-059.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lpr, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

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-2003-0144

MDKSA: 2003:059