Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : a2ps (MDVSA-2014:076)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Updated a2ps packages fix security vulnerability :

Brian M. Carlson reported that a2ps's fixps script does not invoke gs
with the -dSAFER option. Consequently executing fixps on a malicious
PostScript file could result in files being deleted or arbitrary
commands being executed with the privileges of the user running fixps
(CVE-2014-0466).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0161.html

Solution :

Update the affected a2ps, a2ps-devel and / or a2ps-static-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73467 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66660

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0466

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