DSA 1670-1: New enscript packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 11/24/2008 10:10 PM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1670-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff
November 24, 2008 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : enscript
Vulnerability : buffer overflows
Problem type : local(remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-3863 CVE-2008-4306

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Enscript, a converter
from ASCII text to Postscript, HTML or RTF. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2008-3863

Ulf Harnhammer discovered that a buffer overflow may lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.

CVE-2008-4306

Kees Cook and Tomas Hoger discovered that several buffer
overflows may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.6.4-11.1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable
distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.4-13.

We recommend that you upgrade your enscript package.

Upgrade instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 91162 87e85119b278fa214b29f84eda3944a4
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1036734 b5174b59e4a050fb462af5dbf28ebba3
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 631 b5e8009c5ef20c0bf2089e3c43881daf

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 538656 0de0747ee0addb4b63049fe3094075c0

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 536032 76e2edd41d8d4a9ba6e452b8e1bd9843

arm architecture (ARM)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 521436 b3caa29eb9859b77b8856a25b33693a1

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 538552 01d9da109510c141db40f1136599c70f

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 487696 a2d60b314df3903c55d427f6c30aa0b4

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 549196 c072896a844917e6e60c086ed9ba71b2

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 533542 bd6b349e56a67a4a41bd59caf9786d69

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 501374 55ccfa56d3d38aabfdaad26fd2657a55

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 495706 c3b4cd868ec170ec4a54a0bf9d3a120c

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 494972 4463a8cba45134de9358e4b2895258a7

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 523362 edcacb33c1b597c5d5c61a40947c893b

These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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