Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : enscript vulnerability (USN-660-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 38023

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Ulf 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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Solution

Update the affected enscript package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/660-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38023

File Name: ubuntu_USN-660-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:enscript, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3863, CVE-2008-4306

BID: 31858

USN: 660-1

CWE: 119