Vulnerability CVE-2008-3863


Published: 2008-10-23   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
Stack-based buffer overflow in the read_special_escape function in src/psgen.c in GNU Enscript 1.6.1 and 1.6.4 beta, when the -e (aka special escapes processing) option is enabled, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted ASCII file, related to the setfilename command.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
High
GNU Enscript \"setfilename\" Special Escape Buffer Overflow
Ulf Harnhammar
23.10.2008

Type:

CWE-119

(Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.6/10
10/10
4.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
High
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
GNU -> Enscript 

 References:
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1021.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-02.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4488
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-504.htm
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0321
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1670
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:243
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1016.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497647/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498385/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31858
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-660-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2891
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46026
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2887
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9939
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00014.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00040.html

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