Bug 24260 - Apparent security hole in lpd
Summary: Apparent security hole in lpd
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-01-18 04:18 UTC by Frank Jas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-22 10:22:07 UTC
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Description Frank Jas 2001-01-18 04:18:42 UTC
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 10:22:03 UTC
Did you update LPRng as suggested by Red Hat's security advisory issued several
months ago? See:


Comment 2 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-03-27 23:05:39 UTC
looks like the ramen worm or a variant. Yes, it should have been closed by the

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