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Security update for enscript


(Last modified: 24FEB2005)

solutions Security update for enscript SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (fae313a6f767fb0e4b284149dd1ccf24)

Applies to

Package: enscript
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-9895
Release: 20050224
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using enscript should update.



Problem description

  • Unsanitised input can caues the execution of arbitrary commands via EPSF pipe support. This has been disabled, also upstream ( CAN-2004-1184 ).
  • Due to missing sanitising of filenames it is possible that a specially crafted filename can cause arbitrary commands to be executed ( CAN-2004-1185 ).
  • Multiple buffer overflows can cause the program to crash ( CAN-2004-1186 ).


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh enscript.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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