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Updated enscript packages available
HPSBTL0201-019 (Rev. 1)
Published: 2002-01-24 15:54:52
Updated: 2002-03-20 15:54:52

    Originally issued: 23 January '02
  ** Rev. 1 ** 18 March '02

The information in the following Security Bulletin should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from the 
customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this Security 
Bulletin as soon as possible.

Because the vulnerability does not require a HP Secure OS
1.0 patch or re-packaging of the RPM affected by the bulletin, the
RPMs have not been produced or tested by Hewlett-Packard Company.

PROBLEM:  Security flaw in enscript.

PLATFORM: Any system running HP Secure OS software for Linux Release 1.0

DAMAGE:   Potential overwrite of files.

SOLUTION: Apply the appropriate RPMs (see section B below)


AVAILABILITY: The RPMs are available now.

CHANGE SUMMARY: Rev. 1 Updated enscript packages are available
 A. Background

    GNU Enscript converts ASCII files to PostScript and spools
    generated PostScript output to the specified printer or leaves it
    in a file. A flaw has been found which may allow attackers to
    exploit enscript temporary file creation to overwrite arbitrary
    files on the system. The enscript package is not included in the
    default installation of HP Secure OS Software for Linux release

** Rev. 1 **
>>> Additional enscript security vulnerabilities were found, corrected 
    and updated in the enscript RPM package previously made available 
    under Red Hat Security Advisory number RHSA-2002-012

 B. Fixing the problem

    Hewlett-Packard Company recommends that customers download the RPMs 
    listed in the following Red Hat Security Advisory:

** Rev. 1 **
>>> 2002-03-14 enscript (RHSA-2002-012) Updated enscript packages fix
    temporary file handling vulnerabilities

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