GLSA 200502-03: enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 02/02/2005 10:00 AM

An enscript security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200502-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: February 02, 2005
Bugs: #77408
ID: 200502-03

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Synopsis
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enscript suffers from vulnerabilities and design flaws, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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enscript is a powerful ASCII to PostScript file converter.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/enscript < 1.6.3-r3 >= 1.6.3-r3

Description
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Erik Sjolund discovered several issues in enscript: it suffers from several buffer overflows (CAN-2004-1186), quotes and shell escape characters are insufficiently sanitized in filenames (CAN-2004-1185), and it supported taking input from an arbitrary command pipe, with unwanted side effects (CAN-2004-1184).

Impact
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An attacker could design malicious files or input data which, once feeded into enscript, would trigger the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running enscript.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All enscript users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/enscript-1.6.3-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-1184
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1184
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-1185
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1185
[ 3 ] CAN-2004-1186
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1186

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200502-03.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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