Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : enscript (MDKSA-2005:033)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16376


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability in the enscript program's handling of the epsf command used to insert inline EPS file into a document was found. An attacker could create a carefully crafted ASCII file which would make used of the epsf pipe command in such a way that it could execute arbitrary commands if the file was opened with enscript (CVE-2004-1184).

Additionally, flaws were found in enscript that could be abused by executing enscript with carefully crafted command-line arguments.
These flaws only have a security impact if enscript is executed by other programs and passed untrusted data from remote users (CVE-2004-1185 and CVE-2004-1186).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.


Update the affected enscript package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16376

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-033.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/11

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:enscript, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/10

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2005:033