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Debian: New enscript packages fix several vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Joseph Shakespeare   
Debian Erik Sjölund has discovered several security relevant problems in enscript, a program to convert ASCII text into Postscript and other formats.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 654-1                                        Martin Schulze
January 21st, 2005            
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Package        : enscript
Vulnerability  : several
Problem-Type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-1184 CAN-2004-1185 CAN-2004-1186

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


    Unsanitised input can cause 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.

Usually, enscript is only run locally, but since it is executed inside
of viewcvs some of the problems mentioned above can easily be turned
into a remote vulnerability.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.6.3-1.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.6.4-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your enscript package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      598 b64a0ab822bd8e613a96cfe534f40cbc
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7312 5f39d5caad3a93f874705a10f4a4ae6d
      Size/MD5 checksum:   814308 ec717f8b0de7db00a21a21f70d354610

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   488176 ef6dc427cf55c77423da2b84c04a291e

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   466220 6443058723684f0c7b7d14d659e909bf

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   458068 1b5dd9325b47b06f6fb0280a74753bdd

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   506248 5a4bc6e9f0f771b694e65908bc302e64

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   477426 0f2bc8aba5c8f244d6d882c87b01946a

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   447374 1054d2c3a5f249b2c7167fdd2aec2726

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   470862 996def7fa0ca46edac520083d5d22e39

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   470122 1f886d9ab7df6d9e3b4aafe6840676f8

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   466374 a08bf7e3d47b5ed94cf436439d21922b

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   460778 a2f4b67a5c7af46eba735b44ccea7de1

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   465822 a8da2cae1003ca40e4e8b6c81137fb63

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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