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[DSA654] DSA-654-1 enscript

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-654-1 enscript

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Erik Sjölund has discovered several security relevant problems in
enscript, a program to convert ASCII text into Postscript and other
formats. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies
the following vulnerabilities:
Unsanitised input can cause the execution of arbitrary commands
via EPSF pipe support. This has been disabled, also upstream.
Due to missing sanitising of filenames it is possible that a
specially crafted filename can cause arbitrary commands to be
Multiple buffer overflows can cause the program to crash.
Usually, enscript is only run locally, but since it is executed inside
of viewcvs some of the problems mentioned above can easily be turned
into a remote vulnerability.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.6.3-1.3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.6.4-6.
We recommend that you upgrade your enscript package.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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