GNU Groff 1.16 lpd memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in GNU Groff 1.16. Affected is some unknown processing of the component lpd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in the preprocessor in groff 1.16 and earlier allows remote attackers to gain privileges via lpd in the LPRng printing system.

The weakness was published 02/27/2002 by zen-parse (Website). The advisory is shared for download at redhat.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2002-0003. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 13920 (Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : groff (MDKSA-2002:012)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Mandriva Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 3869), X-Force (7881) and Tenable (13920).

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Nessus ID: 13920
Nessus Name: Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : groff (MDKSA-2002:012)
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Vendor: https://www.gnu.org/

Advisory: redhat.com
Researcher: zen-parse
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CVE: CVE-2002-0003 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 3869 - Groff Pre-Processor Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
X-Force: 7881

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Created: 07/11/2014 01:38 PM
Updated: 04/29/2019 06:48 PM
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