Debian Security Advisory

DSA-524-1 rlpr -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
19 Jun 2004
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Bugtraq database (at SecurityFocus): BugTraq ID 10578.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2004-0393, CVE-2004-0454.
More information: discovered a format string vulnerability in rlpr, a utility for lpd printing without using /etc/printcap. While investigating this vulnerability, a buffer overflow was also discovered in related code. By exploiting one of these vulnerabilities, a local or remote user could potentially cause arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of 1) the rlprd process (remote), or 2) root (local).

CAN-2004-0393: format string vulnerability via syslog(3) in msg() function in rlpr

CAN-2004-0454: buffer overflow in msg() function in rlpr

For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in version 2.02-7woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you update your rlpr package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.