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<glsa id="200812-02">
<title>enscript: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
Two buffer overflows in enscript might lead to the execution of arbitrary
<product type="ebuild">enscript</product>
<announced>December 02, 2008</announced>
<revised>December 02, 2008: 02</revised>
<package name="app-text/enscript" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.6.4-r4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.6.4-r4</vulnerable>
enscript is a powerful ASCII to PostScript file converter.
Two stack-based buffer overflows in the read_special_escape() function
in src/psgen.c have been reported. Ulf Harnhammar of Secunia Research
discovered a vulnerability related to the "setfilename" command
(CVE-2008-3863), and Kees Cook of Ubuntu discovered a vulnerability
related to the "font" escape sequence (CVE-2008-4306).
<impact type="normal">
An attacker could entice a user or automated system to process
specially crafted input with the special escapes processing enabled
using the "-e" option, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
There is no known workaround at this time.
All enscript users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/enscript-1.6.4-r4&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-3863</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-4306</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:28:05 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:37:26 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 27 Nov 2008 17:37:33 +0000">