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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-1170

a2ps 4.13 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in the filename.
Publish Date : 2005-01-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-19
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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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2004-1170 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-2004-1170

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU A2ps 4.13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU A2ps 4.13b * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application SUN Java Desktop System 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application SUN Java Desktop System 2003 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Suse Suse Linux 8 * Enterprise Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Suse Suse Linux 8.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Suse Suse Linux 8.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.0 * Enterprise Server * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.0 * X86 64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Suse Suse Linux 9.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU A2ps 2
SUN Java Desktop System 2
Suse Suse Linux 7

- References For CVE-2004-1170
XF gnu-a2ps-gain-privileges(17127)
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2005.003
BID 11025 GNU a2ps File Name Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2006-05-08
SUSE SUSE-SA:2004:034
FULLDISC 20040824 a2ps executing shell commands from file name

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-1170

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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