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Debian DSA 267-1: buffer overflow in lpr

by Nikola Strahija on March 25th, 2003 A buffer overflow has been discovered in lpr, a BSD lpr/lpd line printer spooling system. This vulnerability can be exploited by a local user to gain root privileges, even if the printer system is set up properly.


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 267-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
March 24th, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : lpr
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0144

A buffer overflow has been discovered in lpr, a BSD lpr/lpd line
printer spooling system. This problem can be exploited by a local
user to gain root privileges, even if the printer system is set up
properly.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 2000.05.07-4.3.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem has been fixed
in version 0.48-1.1.

For the stable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2000.05.07-4.20.

We recommend that you upgrade your lpr package immediately.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 533 2eb50aa0c9f2292f2977d0029bd3fdd3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 8800 709256e0ad0a7f664aba6e0c2ddaf231
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 75943 7b67555568e1c2d03aedbe66098a52a5

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 112682 1ea3231bfa2024cb1d7d9fd8c94aa091

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 89128 d185b06412be87a1966ac25cda23dea1

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 85960 1758a9683ae487c20f46a73ba32d9c15

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 81900 f64919ec85dd3bdc27d6f7de192fafc5

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 91200 3b790c8221b61cf7aaff0bcb90fe00de

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_0.48-1.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 97776 954f64d74744f3c37fecbb4a78ffbe14


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 559 8daab94fdff4f6e286224956eaecf054
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 24745 8e7a035f2392a1e4a43ab3eef20a596d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 71600 d0e726f0fea4324c9b63db50bbfd778e

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 129660 94f6b0b445c3b89ce76f2e2d3fa54c6e

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 95384 31e43ac786a3731b7d19eee00b757adc

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 93136 4d81cb964fb6bdcf732bbedcbf06ce45

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 158734 a58ce7dd66d423dbf26e3eb9e16dd5d4

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 108290 1cabcb262997bdc0bea262b9a54c1392

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 90322 aacd62143f4736ed6ac5d80f0399bb1c

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 111904 2af9c7b4e0754ebf7e175e59a2a20574

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 111708 7fb650fb9c86835f68b774054f80434f

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 97256 a0a12802e5ec7a021f2d9cb932ca7191

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 97214 08606777eeb7d98a11835030fe2298a6

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/l/lpr/lpr_2000.05.07-4.3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 122218 2f870ec489eacb68628d9522a68ceb77


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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