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[DSA612] DSA-612-1 a2ps Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Rudolf Polzer discovered a vulnerability in a2ps, a converter and
pretty-printer for many formats to PostScript. The program did not
escape shell meta characters properly which could lead to the
execution of arbitrary commands as a privileged user if a2ps is
installed as a printer filter.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your a2ps package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-612
Threat Level: High
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