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CVE-2008-3863 Detail

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      Last Modified:  10/23/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3863
Original release date:
10/23/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.6 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
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
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00000.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-1021.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:1021
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-02.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-02
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4488 External Source SREASON 4488
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-504.htm External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-504.htm
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0321 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0321
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1670 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1670
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:243 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:243
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1016.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:1016
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497647/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081022 Secunia Research: GNU Enscript "setfilename" Special Escape Buffer Overflow
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/498385/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081117 rPSA-2008-0321-1 enscript
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31858 External Source BID 31858
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-660-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-660-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-133A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2891 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2891
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46026 External Source XF gnuenscript-readspecialescape-bo(46026)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2887 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2887
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9939 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9939
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00014.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9351
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00040.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9372

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9939
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9939

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