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            ESB-2001.461 -- SGI Security Advisory 20011003-01-P
                   IRIX Printing System Vulnerabilities
                              2 November 2001


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                lpd
Vendor:                 SGI
Operating System:       IRIX
Impact:                 Root Compromise
Access Required:        Remote

Ref:                    ESB-2001.397

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                          SGI Security Advisory

         Title:  IRIX Printing System Vulnerabilities
        Number:  20011003-01-P
     Reference:  CERT® Advisory CA-2001-15
     Reference:  ISS Advisory 20010619
     Reference:  CVE CAN-2001-0353
          Date:  October 31, 2001

SGI provides this information freely to the SGI user community for its
consideration, interpretation, implementation and use.   SGI recommends
that this information be acted upon as soon as possible.

SGI provides the information in this Security Advisory on an "AS-IS" basis
only, and disclaims all warranties with respect thereto, express, implied
or otherwise, including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose.  In no event shall SGI be liable for
any loss of profits, loss of business, loss of data or for any indirect,
special, exemplary, incidental or consequential damages of any kind arising
from your use of, failure to use or improper use of any of the instructions
or information in this Security Advisory.

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- - --- Issue Specifics ---
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Issue #1: lpd

ISS X-Force has discovered a buffer overflow in BSD-based line
printer daemons (lpd) that may allow a remote or local attacker
to crash the daemon or execute arbitrary code with super user
privilege. Although lpd is part of the IRIX print.sw.bsdlpr
system and is not installed by default, if it is installed it
runs with root privileges by default on all current IRIX

Issue #2: lpsched

Last Stage of Delirium has reported vulnerabilities in the
lpsched program which allow remote attackers with sufficient
control of their remote network to obtain 'root' and 'lp'
privileges remotely. lpsched is installed by default on all
current IRIX versions.

Issue #3: lpstat

Last Stage of Delirium has reported a vulnerability in the
lpstat command in the way it loads and executes code from user
supplied net-type shared library objects. When appropriately
exploited it can lead to a local root compromise on a
vulnerable system. lpstat is installed by default on all
current IRIX versions.

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- - --- Impact ---
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lpsched and lpstat are installed by default on IRIX.

lpd is part of the optional print.sw.bsdlpr subsystem and is not
installed by default on IRIX.

A local user account on the vulnerable system is not required
in order to exploit these vulnerabilities.  Vulnerable systems
can be exploited remotely over an untrusted network.

These vulnerabilities can lead to a root compromise.

ISS X-Force reported the lpd vulnerability:

The lpd vulnerability was also reported by CERT® Advisory CA-2001-15:

The lpd vulnerability was assigned the following CVE:

Last Stage of Delirium reported the lpstat and lpsched vulnerabilities:

These vulnerabilities have been publicly discussed in Usenet
newsgroups and security mailing lists.

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- - --- Recommendation ---
- - ----------------------

SGI has investigated the issues and recommends the following
steps for neutralizing the exposures.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
that these measures be implemented on ALL vulnerable SGI
systems.  This issue has been corrected in future releases of

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- - --- Temporary Solution ---
- - --------------------------

Although patches are available for this issue, it is realized that
there may be situations where installing the patches immediately may
not be possible.

The steps below can be used to remove the print.sw subsystems
to prevent exploitation of these vulnerabilities until patches
can be installed.

      **** WARNING ****

      These steps will disable printing capabilities.

     1) Become the root user on the system.

                % /bin/su -

     2) Stop the printing services

                # /etc/init.d/bsdlpr stop
                # /etc/init.d/lp stop

     3) Use the "versions" command to remove the printing

                # versions remove print.sw.*

     5) Return to previous level.

                # exit

     6) It is not necessary to reboot the system.

- - ----------------
- - --- Solution ---
- - ----------------

   OS Version     Vulnerable?     Patch #      Other Actions
   ----------     -----------     -------      -------------
   IRIX 3.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 4.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 5.x        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.0.x      unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.1        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.2        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.3        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.4        unknown                     Note 1
   IRIX 6.5          yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.1        yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.2m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.2f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.3m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.3f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.4m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.4f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.5m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.5f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.6m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.6f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.7m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.7f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.8m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.8f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.9m       yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.9f       yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.10m      yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.10f      yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.11m      yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.11f      yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.12m      yes           4381        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.12f      yes           4382        Note 2 & 3
   IRIX 6.5.13m      yes           4381        Note 3 & 4
   IRIX 6.5.13f      yes           4382        Note 3 & 5
   IRIX 6.5.14m      no
   IRIX 6.5.14f      no


     1) This version of the IRIX operating has been retired.
        Upgrade to an actively supported IRIX operating system.
        See http://support.sgi.com/irix/news/index.html#policy
        for more information.

     2) This version of the IRIX operating system is in maintenance mode.
        Upgrade to an actively supported IRIX operating system.
        See http://support.sgi.com/news/support/index.html for more

     3) See "Temporary Solution" section.

     4) Download the IRIX 6.5.13 Maintenance Release Stream from the URL:

     5) If you have not received an IRIX 6.5.13 CD for IRIX 6.5, contact your
        SGI Support Provider or URL: http://support.sgi.com/irix/swupdates/

Patches are available via the web, anonymous FTP and from your SGI
service/support provider.

SGI Security Advisories can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and

SGI Security Patches can be found at:
http://www.sgi.com/support/security/ and

SGI patches for IRIX can be found at the following patch servers:
http://support.sgi.com/irix/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/

SGI freeware updates for IRIX can be found at:

SGI fixes for SGI open sourced code can be found on:

SGI patches and RPMs for Linux can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/linux/ or

SGI patches for Windows NT or 2000 can be found at:

IRIX 5.2-6.4 Recommended/Required Patch Sets can be found at:
http://support.sgi.com/irix/ and ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/patchset/

IRIX 6.5 Maintenance Release Streams can be found at:

IRIX 6.5 Software Update CDs can be obtained from:

The primary SGI anonymous FTP site for security advisories and patches
is patches.sgi.com (  Security advisories and patches
are located under the URL ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/

For security and patch management reasons, ftp.sgi.com (mirrors
patches.sgi.com security FTP repository) lags behind and does not
do a real-time update.

                 ##### Patch File Checksums ####

The actual patch will be a tar file containing the following files:

Filename:                 README.patch.4381
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    10847 10 README.patch.4381
Algorithm #2 (sum):       42018 10 README.patch.4381
MD5 checksum:             7C29B82B034E4BDF9C30395ED4654C1F

Filename:                 patchSG0004381
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    14603 8 patchSG0004381
Algorithm #2 (sum):       42286 8 patchSG0004381
MD5 checksum:             A285EC4339BACE5237041B9BAB30234F

Filename:                 patchSG0004381.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    32530 10 patchSG0004381.idb
Algorithm #2 (sum):       5594 10 patchSG0004381.idb
MD5 checksum:             BE0CBA67C72C20D4E654E6E4E8B6AAA9

Filename:                 patchSG0004381.print_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    64956 1646 patchSG0004381.print_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       22067 1646 patchSG0004381.print_sw
MD5 checksum:             AF14FA2E67DECC6125B2003563671E1F

Filename:                 README.patch.4382
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    40351 10 README.patch.4382
Algorithm #2 (sum):       41404 10 README.patch.4382
MD5 checksum:             FAACCCD66DDF89F458D3B8E1711A07AE

Filename:                 patchSG0004382
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    00905 7 patchSG0004382
Algorithm #2 (sum):       14079 7 patchSG0004382
MD5 checksum:             A1CBC07679FD1B4997B44F07ED8D995F

Filename:                 patchSG0004382.idb
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    27746 10 patchSG0004382.idb
Algorithm #2 (sum):       5562 10 patchSG0004382.idb
MD5 checksum:             A7268E9BA48D5C1824F33212DFEAE1E5

Filename:                 patchSG0004382.print_sw
Algorithm #1 (sum -r):    58752 1650 patchSG0004382.print_sw
Algorithm #2 (sum):       65465 1650 patchSG0004382.print_sw
MD5 checksum:             2FF6D7220C752471C6AF722E3600AF8C

- - ------------------------
- - --- Acknowledgments ----
- - ------------------------

SGI wishes to thank Last Stage of Delirium, ISS X-Force,
CERT Coordination Center and the users of the Internet
Community at large for their assistance in this matter.

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