Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : a2ps (MDKSA-2004:140)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15838
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe GNU a2ps utility fails to properly sanitize filenames, which can be abused by a malicious user to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running the vulnerable application.
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected a2ps, a2ps-devel and / or a2ps-static-devel packages.