RHEL 4 : enscript (RHSA-2005:040)

High Nessus Plugin ID 17172

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VPR Score: 5.5

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated enscript package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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 contain backported patches to correct 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-2005:040

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17172

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-040.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/22

Updated: 2021/01/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#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:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/02/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/31

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2005:040