Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : enscript vulnerability (USN-660-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Ulf Härnhammar discovered multiple stack overflows in enscript's
handling of special escape arguments. If a user or automated system
were tricked into processing a malicious file with the '-e' option
enabled, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause
enscript to crash, possibly leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected enscript package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38023 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31858

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3863