Scientific Linux Security Update : enscript on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in GNU enscript. An attacker
could craft an ASCII file in such a way that it could execute
arbitrary commands if the file was opened with enscript with the
'special escapes' option (-e or --escapes) enabled. (CVE-2008-3863,
CVE-2008-4306, CVE-2008-5078)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?31ee48bd

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60504 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3863
CVE-2008-4306
CVE-2008-5078