Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : a2ps (MDVSA-2014:076)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73467


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated a2ps packages fix security vulnerability :

Brian M. Carlson reported that a2ps's fixps script does not invoke gs with the -dSAFER option. Consequently executing fixps on a malicious PostScript file could result in files being deleted or arbitrary commands being executed with the privileges of the user running fixps (CVE-2014-0466).


Update the affected a2ps, a2ps-devel and / or a2ps-static-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73467

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-076.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/04/11

Modified: 2014/04/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:a2ps, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:a2ps-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:a2ps-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0466

BID: 66660

MDVSA: 2014:076