National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability
Database

CVE-2008-3863 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
View Analysis Description

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.6 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource
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 US Government Resource
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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:enscript:1.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:enscript:1.6.4:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3863
NVD Published Date:
10/23/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018