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

High Nessus Plugin ID 60504


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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)


Update the affected enscript package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60504

File Name: sl_20081215_enscript_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2008/12/15

Reference Information

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

CWE: 119