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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-5078

Multiple buffer overflows in the (1) recognize_eps_file function (src/psgen.c) and (2) tilde_subst function (src/util.c) in GNU enscript 1.6.1, and possibly earlier, might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an epsf escape sequence with a long filename.
Publish Date : 2008-12-19 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
4.4
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2008-12-01 2008-12-15
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-5078 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20085078 unix
Multiple buffer overflows in the (1) recognize_eps_file function (src/psgen.c) and (2) tilde_subst function (src/util.c)... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11807 unix
RHSA-2008:1021: enscript security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20081021 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-5078

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Escript 1.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Escript 1

- References For CVE-2008-5078

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-03/msg00000.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:005
http://secunia.com/advisories/33181
SECUNIA 33181
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1021.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1021
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-504.htm CONFIRM
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021401
SECTRACK 1021401
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/47680
XF enscript-recognize-tilde-bo(47680)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473958 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-5078

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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