Bug 144683 - CAN-2004-1184 multiple security issues in enscript (CAN-2004-1185 CAN-2004-1186)
CAN-2004-1184 multiple security issues in enscript (CAN-2004-1185 CAN-2004-1186)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: enscript (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2005-01-10 12:26 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:09 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-01 09:43:35 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-01-10 12:26:37 EST
This was reported to vendor-sec on 2004-01-07

Erik Sjölund has discovered several security relevant problems in
enscript, a program to converts ASCII text to Postscript and other
formats.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies
the following vulnerabilities:


    Unsanitised input can caues the execution of arbitrary commands
    via EPSF pipe support.  This has been disabled, also upstream.


    Due to missing sanitising of filenames it is possible that a
    specially crafted filename can cause arbitrary commands to be


    Multiple buffer overflows can cause the program to crash.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-01-10 12:27:02 EST
This issue should also affect RHEL2.1
Comment 2 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2005-02-01 09:43:35 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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