Bug 24260 - Apparent security hole in lpd
Apparent security hole in lpd
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-17 23:18 EST by Frank Jas
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-22 05:22:07 EST
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Description Frank Jas 2001-01-17 23:18:42 EST
A hacker gained root access to my system apparently via 'lpd'.
The evidence I have that 'lpd' was comprimised are two facts:

some of the original files were created with group 'lp'
the 'rootkit' scripts used by the hacker after gaining
access removed/replaced 'lpd' for no apparent reason.

I have file a report with CERT.
I have a copy of all the 'rootkit' scripts used by the hacker.
Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2001-01-22 05:22:03 EST
Did you update LPRng as suggested by Red Hat's security advisory issued several
months ago? See:

Comment 2 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-03-27 18:05:39 EST
looks like the ramen worm or a variant. Yes, it should have been closed by the

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