Red Hat Security Advisory: New lpr packages availableJan 08, 2000, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Nottingham)
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 18:14:49 -0500
Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory
Synopsis: New lpr packages available
New lpr packages are available to fix two security problems in lpd.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 4.x, all architectures
3. Problem description:
Two security vulnerabilities exist in the lpd (line printer daemon) shipped with the lpr package.
First, authentication was not thorough enough. If a remote user was able to control their own DNS so that their IP address resolved to the hostname of the print server, access would be granted, when it should not be.
Secondly, it was possible in the control file of a print job to specify arguments to sendmail. By careful manipulation of control and data files, this could cause sendmail to be executed with a user-specified configuration file. This could lead very easily to a root compromise.
It is recommended that all users of Red Hat Linux using the lpr package (which is required to print) upgrade to the fixed packages.
Thanks go to DilDog (email@example.com) for noting the vulnerability.
For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:
5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/ for more info):
6. Obsoleted by:
7. Conflicts with:
8. RPMs required:
Red Hat Linux 6.x:
Red Hat Linux 5.x:
Red Hat Linux 4.x:
MD5 sum Package Name
78f2220331189e723eab944b53d0710e i386/lpr-0.48-1.i386.rpm 3fcb89eb1a76741a505d3eeeddfa3674 alpha/lpr-0.48-1.alpha.rpm 441cfee04428ca215d98d9ce3d20bc4d sparc/lpr-0.48-1.sparc.rpm 55c6a740b03569919ec08992257cad96 SRPMS/lpr-0.48-1.src.rpm 25ba4d2b49ff42403062d44f52f59947 i386/lpr-0.48-0.5.2.i386.rpm aa13284c581601705fef727565ed407e alpha/lpr-0.48-0.5.2.alpha.rpm 8d158ba104fadbfc84b5122f9564b2ed sparc/lpr-0.48-0.5.2.sparc.rpm 3d7a10a086f5bd5aea739ec41d761881 SRPMS/lpr-0.48-0.5.2.src.rpm a215955554df002e91e336abd310e3f1 i386/lpr-0.48-0.4.2.i386.rpm a96363769e3815a5a5bb40084d8fac61 alpha/lpr-0.48-0.4.2.alpha.rpm f56271b462851990238a24a5357c454f sparc/lpr-0.48-0.4.2.sparc.rpm 48453e0c888e3d124a6b50fbb9a89be9 SRPMS/lpr-0.48-0.4.2.src.rpm
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our
key is available at:
You can verify each package with the following command:
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been
corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the