Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : enscript vulnerability (USN-660-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 38023
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUlf Harnhammar discovered multiple stack overflows in enscript's handling of special escape arguments. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a malicious file with the '-e' option enabled, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause enscript to crash, possibly leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected enscript package.