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USN68-1 : enscript vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
enscript vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "enscript" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Erik Sjölund discovered several vulnerabilities in enscript which
could cause arbitrary code execution with the rights of the user
calling enscript.

Quotes and other shell escape characters in titles and file names were
not handled in previous versions. (CVE-2004-1184)

Previous versions supported reading EPS data not only from a file, but
also from an arbitrary command pipe. Since checking for unwanted side
effects is infeasible, this feature has been disabled after
consultation with the authors of enscript. (CVE-2004-1185)

Finally, this update fixes two buffer overflows which were triggered by
certain input files. (CVE-2004-1186)

These issues can lead to privilege escalation if enscript is called
automatically from web server applications like viewcvs.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- enscript-1.6.4-4ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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