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CVE-2004-1170 Detail


a2ps 4.13 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the filename.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/10/2005

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
10.0 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source FULLDISC 20040824 a2ps executing shell commands from file name External Source CONFIRM External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2005.003 External Source SUNALERT 57649 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2004:140 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2004:034 External Source MISC External Source FEDORA FLSA:152870 Exploit; Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 11025 External Source XF gnu-a2ps-gain-privileges(17127)

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