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VPR Score: 5.5
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-03 (enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Erik Sjolund discovered several issues in enscript: it suffers from several buffer overflows (CAN-2004-1186), quotes and shell escape characters are insufficiently sanitized in filenames (CAN-2004-1185), and it supported taking input from an arbitrary command pipe, with unwanted side effects (CAN-2004-1184).
An attacker could design malicious files or input data which, once feeded into enscript, would trigger the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running enscript.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll enscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/enscript-1.6.3-r3'