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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2000-1220

Original release date: 01/08/2000
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The line printer daemon (lpd) in the lpr package in multiple Linux operating systems allows local users to gain root privileges by causing sendmail to execute with arbitrary command line arguments, as demonstrated using the -C option to specify a configuration file.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: redhat-lpd-print-control(3841)
External Source: BID
Name: 927
External Source: SGI
Name: 20021104-01-P
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2000:002
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-20000109
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20000108 L0pht Advisory: LPD, RH 4.x,5.x,6.x
External Source: L0PHT
Name: 20000108 Quadruple Inverted Backflip
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#39001

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