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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-67

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-67
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-67 - A vulnerability in a2ps' fixps script might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 4.14-r5 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-0466
MD5 | ca34456a4b5e18b28770344302018102

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-67

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Severity: Normal
Title: a2ps: Arbitrary code execution
Date: January 29, 2017
Bugs: #506352
ID: 201701-67

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in a2ps' fixps script might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

a2ps is an Any to PostScript filter.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/a2ps < 4.14-r5 >= 4.14-r5

Description
===========

a2ps' fixps script does not invoke gs with the -dSAFER option.

Impact
======

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted
PostScript file, could delete arbitrary files or execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All a2ps users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/a2ps-4.14-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2014-0466
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-0466

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-67

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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