Scientific Linux Security Update : enscript on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60504

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Several buffer overflow flaws were found in GNU enscript. An attacker could craft an ASCII file in such a way that it could execute arbitrary commands if the file was opened with enscript with the 'special escapes' option (-e or --escapes) enabled. (CVE-2008-3863, CVE-2008-4306, CVE-2008-5078)

Solution

Update the affected enscript package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?92d3824f

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60504

File Name: sl_20081215_enscript_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/15/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3863, CVE-2008-4306, CVE-2008-5078

CWE: 119