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CESA-2005:039: enscript security update

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CESA-2005:039: enscript security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/21/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated enscript package that fixes several security issues is now available.

GNU enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript. Enscript has the ability to interpret special escape sequences. A flaw was found in the handling of the epsf command used to insert inline EPS files into a document. An attacker could create a carefully crafted ASCII file which made use of the epsf pipe command in such a way that it could execute arbitrary commands if the file was opened with enscript by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1184 to this issue. Additional flaws in Enscript were also discovered which can only be triggered by executing enscript with carefully crafted command line arguments. These flaws therefore only have a security impact if enscript is executed by other programs and passed untrusted data from remote users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2004-1185 and CAN-2004-1186 to these issues. All users of enscript should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-enscript

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