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CVE-2008-3863 Detail


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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/23/2008

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.6 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:H/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:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:1021 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-02 External Source SREASON 4488 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1670 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:243 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:1016 External Source BUGTRAQ 20081022 Secunia Research: GNU Enscript "setfilename" Special Escape Buffer Overflow External Source BUGTRAQ 20081117 rPSA-2008-0321-1 enscript External Source BID 31858 External Source UBUNTU USN-660-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-133A External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2891 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1297 External Source XF gnuenscript-readspecialescape-bo(46026) External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9939 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9351 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9372

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