RHEL 2.1 / 3 : enscript (RHSA-2005:039)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

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 CVE-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 CVE-2004-1185 and CVE-2004-1186
to these issues.

All users of enscript should upgrade to these updated packages, which
resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1184.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1185.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1186.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-039.html

Solution :

Update the affected enscript package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16296 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1184
CVE-2004-1185
CVE-2004-1186