lpr checkremote() format string

lpr-checkremote-format-string (5286) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

The Ipr utility in OpenBSD could allow a remote attacker to input a string that is passed to syslog as a format string, due to a vulnerability in the checkremote function.


Consequences:

Remedy:

For OpenBSD:
Apply the printjob patch included in the BugTraq Mailing List posted dated Tue Sep 26 2000 00:57:04. See References.

For Conectiva Linux 4.x and 5.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of lpr (0.50-6cl or later), as listed in Conectiva Linux Security Announcement CLSA-2000:321. See References.

For Linux-Mandrake 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, and 7.1:
Upgrade to the latest version of lpr (0.50-3 or later), as listed in MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2000:054 : lpr. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 5.2:
Upgrade to the latest version of lpr (0.50-7.5 or later), as listed in Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2000:066-03. See References.

For Red Hat Linux 6.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of lpr (0.50-7.6 or later), as listed in Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2000:066-03. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Connectiva Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux
  • NetBSD NetBSD
  • OpenBSD OpenBSD 2.7
  • RedHat Linux

Reported:

Sep 26, 2000

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