Fedora Core 2 Update: enscript-1.6.1-25.2
Posted on: 01/27/2005 06:06 AM

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 2
Name : enscript
Version : 1.6.1

Release : 25.2

Summary : A plain ASCII to PostScript converter.
Description :
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.

Update Information:

Erik Sjlund 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 executed.


Multiple buffer overflows can cause the program to crash.

* Mon Jan 24 2005 Tim Waugh twaugh@redhat.com 1.6.1-25.2

- Fixed patch for CAN-2004-1186 (bug #114684).

* Tue Jan 11 2005 Tim Waugh twaugh@redhat.com 1.6.1-25.1

- Added patch to fix CAN-2004-1186 (bug #114684).
- Added patch to fix CAN-2004-1185 (bug #114684).
- Backported patch to fix CAN-2004-1184 (bug #114684).

This update can be downloaded from:

aa8a46ea612edcccad9c3a90812e7b87 SRPMS/enscript-1.6.1-25.2.src.rpm
333674557f54bd9e05ad7b57e91ccd97 x86_64/enscript-1.6.1-25.2.x86_64.rpm
d1042af5d9397370d41170d06ce07d23 x86_64/debug/enscript-debuginfo-1.6.1-25.
d42a75862ed92f3a01840c42cc476a45 i386/enscript-1.6.1-25.2.i386.rpm
15dab7f96309408804dc89b233984dbe i386/debug/enscript-debuginfo-1.6.1-25.2.

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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