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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4306

Buffer overflow in enscript before 1.6.4 has unknown impact and attack vectors, possibly related to the font escape sequence.
Publish Date : 2008-11-04 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Overflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2008-10-28 2008-10-29
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer overflow in enscript before 1.6.4 has unknown impact and attack vectors, possibly related to the font escape sequ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10718 unix
DSA-1670 enscript -- buffer overflows oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7926 unix
DSA-1670-1 enscript - arbitrary code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18482 unix
ELSA-2008:1016: enscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21904 unix
RHSA-2008:1016 -- enscript security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28976 unix
RHSA-2008:1016: enscript security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20081016 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-2008-4306

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Ubuntu Linux 7.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Ubuntu Linux 8.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ubuntu Linux 4

- References For CVE-2008-4306
GENTOO GLSA-200812-02
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1016
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024
OSVDB 49569
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1021
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10718
BUGTRAQ 20081117 rPSA-2008-0321-1 enscript

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4306

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