enscript multiple buffer overflows

enscript-multiple-bo (19033) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

GNU enscript is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows. A remote attacker could overflow a buffer to execute arbitrary commands on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For Apple Mac OS:
Apply Apple Security Update 2009-002, available from the Apple Web site. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest version of enscript (1.6.3-1.3 or later), as listed in DSA-654-1. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of enscript (1.6.3-r3 or later), as listed in GLSA 200502-03. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2005:040-07 or RHSA-2005:039-06 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-68-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.11
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.2
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.3
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.4
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.5
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.5.6
  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Gentoo Linux
  • GNU enscript 1.3.0
  • GNU enscript 1.4
  • GNU enscript 1.4.0
  • GNU enscript 1.5
  • GNU enscript 1.5.0
  • GNU enscript 1.6
  • GNU enscript 1.6.0
  • GNU enscript 1.6.1
  • GNU enscript 1.6.2
  • GNU enscript 1.6.3
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium

Reported:

Jan 21, 2005

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