GLSA-200812-02 : enscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200812-02
(enscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Two stack-based buffer overflows in the read_special_escape() function
in src/psgen.c have been reported. Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research
discovered a vulnerability related to the 'setfilename' command
(CVE-2008-3863), and Kees Cook of Ubuntu discovered a vulnerability
related to the 'font' escape sequence (CVE-2008-4306).

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user or automated system to process
specially crafted input with the special escapes processing enabled
using the '-e' option, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary

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-1.6.4-r4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35019 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 31858

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3863

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