GLSA-200502-03 : enscript: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 16440
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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).
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All enscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/enscript-1.6.3-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16440

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200502-03.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 2/14/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:gentoo:linux:enscript, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2/2/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/21/2005

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 200502-03