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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of the enscript package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-016 (enscript).
GNU enscript is a free replacement for Adobe's Enscript
program. Enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript(TM) and spools
generated PostScript output to the specified printer or saves it to a
file. Enscript can be extended to handle different output media and
includes many options for customizing printouts.
Erik Sjölund has discovered several security relevant problems in
enscript, a program to converts ASCII text to Postscript and other
formats. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies
the following vulnerabilities:
Unsanitised input can caues 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.
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=326
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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