GLSA-200412-18 : abcm2ps: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-18
(abcm2ps: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

Limin Wang has located a buffer overflow inside the put_words()
function in the abcm2ps code.

Impact :

A remote attacker could convince the victim to download a
specially-crafted ABC file. Upon execution, this file would trigger the
buffer overflow and lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running abcm2ps.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5d2d126c
http://secunia.com/advisories/13523/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200412-18.xml

Solution :

All abcm2ps users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/abcm2ps-3.7.21'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16005 (gentoo_GLSA-200412-18.nasl)

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