FreeBSD : enscript -- arbitrary code execution vulnerability (a1126054-b57c-11dd-8892-0017319806e7)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research reports :

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.

See also :

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-41/
http://www.nessus.org/u?8d088eca

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34817 (freebsd_pkg_a1126054b57c11dd88920017319806e7.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

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

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