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MDKSA-2004:140: a2ps Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the a2ps package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:140 (a2ps).

The GNU a2ps utility fails to properly sanitize filenames, which can be abused
by a malicious user to execute arbitray commands with the rights of the
user running the vulnerable application.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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