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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Ulf Harnhammar 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
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without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected enscript package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38023 ()

Bugtraq ID: 31858

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3863
CVE-2008-4306