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USN-660-1: enscript vulnerability

3 November 2008

enscript vulnerability




Ulf Härnhammar discovered multiple stack overflows in enscript's handling of
special escape arguments. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a malicious file with the "-e" option enabled, a remote attacker
could execute arbitrary code or cause enscript to crash, possibly leading
to a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.