GLSA-200412-18 : abcm2ps: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16005
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll abcm2ps users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/abcm2ps-3.7.21'