Fedora Core 3 : enscript-1.6.1-28.0.2 (2005-016)

high Nessus Plugin ID 16268
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The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Erik Sjolund has discovered several security relevant problems in enscript, a program to converts ASCII text to Postscript and other formats. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities :

- CVE-2004-1184

Unsanitised input can causes the execution of arbitrary commands via EPSF pipe support. This has been disabled, also upstream.

- CVE-2004-1185

Due to missing sanitising of filenames it is possible that a specially crafted filename can cause arbitrary commands to be executed.

- CVE-2004-1186

Multiple buffer overflows can cause the program to crash.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected enscript and / or enscript-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16268

File Name: fedora_2005-016.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/27/2005

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:enscript, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:enscript-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1184, CVE-2004-1185, CVE-2004-1186

FEDORA: 2005-016