Debian: DSA-2892-1: a2ps security update

    Date31 Mar 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several vulnerabilities have been found in a2ps, an 'Anything to PostScript' converter and pretty-printer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2892-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 31, 2014                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : a2ps
    CVE ID         : CVE-2001-1593 CVE-2014-0466
    Debian Bug     : 737385 742902
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been found in a2ps, an 'Anything to
    PostScript' converter and pretty-printer. The Common Vulnerabilities and
    Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2001-1593
    
        The spy_user function which is called when a2ps is invoked with the
        --debug flag insecurely used temporary files.
    
    CVE-2014-0466
    
        Brian M. Carlson reported that a2ps's fixps script does not invoke
        gs with the -dSAFER option. Consequently executing fixps on a
        malicious PostScript file could result in files being deleted or
        arbitrary commands being executed with the privileges of the user
        running fixps.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed
    in version 1:4.14-1.1+deb6u1.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1:4.14-1.1+deb7u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your a2ps packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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