Debian: New enscript packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date24 Nov 2008
    CategoryDebian
    3413
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ulf Harnhammer discovered that a buffer overflow may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1670-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    November 24, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : enscript
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflows
    Problem type   : local(remote)
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-3863 CVE-2008-4306
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Enscript, a converter
    from ASCII text to Postscript, HTML or RTF. The Common Vulnerabilities
    and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2008-3863
    
       Ulf Harnhammer discovered that a buffer overflow may lead to
       the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    CVE-2008-4306
    
       Kees Cook and Tomas Hoger discovered that several buffer
       overflows may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.6.4-11.1.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny) and the unstable
    distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.4-13.
    
    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 4.0 alias etch
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    91162 87e85119b278fa214b29f84eda3944a4
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1036734 b5174b59e4a050fb462af5dbf28ebba3
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      631 b5e8009c5ef20c0bf2089e3c43881daf
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   538656 0de0747ee0addb4b63049fe3094075c0
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   536032 76e2edd41d8d4a9ba6e452b8e1bd9843
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   521436 b3caa29eb9859b77b8856a25b33693a1
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   538552 01d9da109510c141db40f1136599c70f
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   487696 a2d60b314df3903c55d427f6c30aa0b4
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   549196 c072896a844917e6e60c086ed9ba71b2
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   533542 bd6b349e56a67a4a41bd59caf9786d69
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   501374 55ccfa56d3d38aabfdaad26fd2657a55
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   495706 c3b4cd868ec170ec4a54a0bf9d3a120c
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   494972 4463a8cba45134de9358e4b2895258a7
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.4-11.1_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   523362 edcacb33c1b597c5d5c61a40947c893b
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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