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Buffer overflow in Solaris 7 lpset allows local users to gain root privileges via a long -r option.
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Date Entry Created
20000511 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20000518)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Baker, Cole, Levy
MODIFY(1) Frech
NOOP(3) Christey, LeBlanc, Wall
Comments (Legacy)
 Dik> there's a lot of confusion in this one. 
   These point to buffer overflows:
   Reference: BUGTRAQ:20000424 Solaris 7 x86 lpset exploit.
   Reference: URL:
   Reference: URL:
   But these point to dlopen() in libprint that doesnt' check pathnames:
   Reference: BUGTRAQ:20000427 Re: Solaris/SPARC 2.7 lpset exploit (well not likely !)
   Reference: URL:
   Reference: SUNBUG:4334568
   And this is a bufferoverflow again:
   Reference: BID:1138
   Reference: URL:
 Frech> XF:solaris-lpset-bo
 Christey> ADDREF SUN:00195?  Need to check with Casper.

Proposed (Legacy)
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