openSUSE Security Update : enscript (enscript-274)

high Nessus Plugin ID 39955


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of enscript fixes buffer overflows in the setfilename (CVE-2008-3863), process_file and read_special_escape function that can be exploited during file processing.


Update the affected enscript package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39955

File Name: suse_11_0_enscript-081030.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:enscript, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/30/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3863

CWE: 119