GLSA-201701-67 : a2ps: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-67
(a2ps: Arbitrary code execution)

a2ps’ fixps script does not invoke gs with the -dSAFER option.

Impact :

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted
PostScript file, could delete arbitrary files or execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-67

Solution :

All a2ps users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/a2ps-4.14-r5'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96853 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0466

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