SuSE 11.3 Security Update : a2ps (SAT Patch Number 9064)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73783


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


The text to postscript converter a2ps received a security update.

The fixps script did not call ghostscript with the -DSAFER option, allowing command execution by attacker supplied postscript files.


Apply SAT patch number 9064.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73783

File Name: suse_11_a2ps-140331.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/30

Modified: 2014/04/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:a2ps, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0466