RHEL 2.1 / 3 : enscript (RHSA-2005:039)

high Nessus Plugin ID 16296
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated enscript package that fixes several security issues is now available.

GNU enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript.

Enscript has the ability to interpret special escape sequences. A flaw was found in the handling of the epsf command used to insert inline EPS files into a document. An attacker could create a carefully crafted ASCII file which made use of the epsf pipe command in such a way that it could execute arbitrary commands if the file was opened with enscript by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1184 to this issue.

Additional flaws in Enscript were also discovered which can only be triggered by executing enscript with carefully crafted command line arguments. These flaws therefore only have a security impact if enscript is executed by other programs and passed untrusted data from remote users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2004-1185 and CVE-2004-1186 to these issues.

All users of enscript should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

Solution

Update the affected enscript package.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1184

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1185

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1186

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:039

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16296

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-039.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/2/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:enscript, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/31/2004

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2005:039