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Family: Fedora Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

Fedora Core 2 2005-015: enscript Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the enscript package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-015 (enscript).

GNU enscript is a free replacement for Adobe's Enscript
program. Enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript(TM) and spools
generated PostScript output to the specified printer or saves it to a
file. Enscript can be extended to handle different output media and
includes many options for customizing printouts.

Update Information:

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.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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