[DSA 654-1] New enscript packages fix several vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/21/2005 12:08 PM

New enscript packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 654-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
January 21st, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : enscript
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2004-1184 CAN-2004-1185 CAN-2004-1186

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:

CAN-2004-1184

Unsanitised input can cause the execution of arbitrary commands via EPSF pipe support. This has been disabled, also upstream.

CAN-2004-1185

Due to missing sanitising of filenames it is possible that a specially crafted filename can cause arbitrary commands to be executed.

CAN-2004-1186

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.

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 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 598 b64a0ab822bd8e613a96cfe534f40cbc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 7312 5f39d5caad3a93f874705a10f4a4ae6d
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 814308 ec717f8b0de7db00a21a21f70d354610

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 488176 ef6dc427cf55c77423da2b84c04a291e

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 466220 6443058723684f0c7b7d14d659e909bf

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 458068 1b5dd9325b47b06f6fb0280a74753bdd

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 506248 5a4bc6e9f0f771b694e65908bc302e64

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 477426 0f2bc8aba5c8f244d6d882c87b01946a

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 447374 1054d2c3a5f249b2c7167fdd2aec2726

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 470862 996def7fa0ca46edac520083d5d22e39

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 470122 1f886d9ab7df6d9e3b4aafe6840676f8

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 466374 a08bf7e3d47b5ed94cf436439d21922b

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 460778 a2f4b67a5c7af46eba735b44ccea7de1

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 465822 a8da2cae1003ca40e4e8b6c81137fb63


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


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