CVE-2008-3863

HIGH

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the read_special_escape function in src/psgen.c in GNU Enscript 1.6.1 and 1.6.4 beta, when the -e (aka special escapes processing) option is enabled, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted ASCII file, related to the setfilename command.

References

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1021.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/32137

http://secunia.com/advisories/32521

http://secunia.com/advisories/32530

http://secunia.com/advisories/32753

http://secunia.com/advisories/32854

http://secunia.com/advisories/32970

http://secunia.com/advisories/33109

http://secunia.com/advisories/35074

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-41/

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-02.xml

http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4488

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-504.htm

http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0321

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1670

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:243

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1016.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497647/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498385/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31858

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-660-1

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2891

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46026

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2887

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9939

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00014.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00040.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-10-23

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 4.9

Severity: HIGH