Debian: New enscript packages fix several vulnerabilities

    Date21 Jan 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6091
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    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                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    January 21st, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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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:
    
    CAN-2004-1184
    
        Unsanitised input can cause the execution of arbitrary commands
        via EPSF pipe support.  This has been disabled, also upstream.
        
    CAN-2004-1185
    
        Due to missing sanitising of filenames it is possible that a
        specially crafted filename can cause arbitrary commands to be
        executed.
    
    CAN-2004-1186
    
        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:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      598 b64a0ab822bd8e613a96cfe534f40cbc
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7312 5f39d5caad3a93f874705a10f4a4ae6d
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   814308 ec717f8b0de7db00a21a21f70d354610
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   488176 ef6dc427cf55c77423da2b84c04a291e
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   466220 6443058723684f0c7b7d14d659e909bf
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   458068 1b5dd9325b47b06f6fb0280a74753bdd
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   506248 5a4bc6e9f0f771b694e65908bc302e64
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   477426 0f2bc8aba5c8f244d6d882c87b01946a
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   447374 1054d2c3a5f249b2c7167fdd2aec2726
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   470862 996def7fa0ca46edac520083d5d22e39
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   470122 1f886d9ab7df6d9e3b4aafe6840676f8
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   466374 a08bf7e3d47b5ed94cf436439d21922b
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   460778 a2f4b67a5c7af46eba735b44ccea7de1
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/enscript/enscript_1.6.3-1.3_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   465822 a8da2cae1003ca40e4e8b6c81137fb63
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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