GLSA-200502-03 : enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-03
(enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Erik Sjolund discovered several issues in enscript: it suffers
from several buffer overflows (CAN-2004-1186), quotes and shell escape
characters are insufficiently sanitized in filenames (CAN-2004-1185),
and it supported taking input from an arbitrary command pipe, with
unwanted side effects (CAN-2004-1184).

Impact :

An attacker could design malicious files or input data which, once
feeded into enscript, would trigger the execution of arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running enscript.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All enscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/enscript-1.6.3-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16440 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1184

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