GLSA-201111-12 : abcm2ps: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 56908


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201111-12 (abcm2ps: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in abcm2ps:
Boundary errors in the PUT0 and PUT1 macros, the trim_title() function, or a long '-O' command line option can lead to a buffer overflow (CVE-2010-3441).
A vulnerability in the getarena() function in abc2ps.c can cause a heap-based buffer overflow in abcm2ps (CVE-2010-4743).
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities (CVE-2010-4744).
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted ABC file or use a long -O option on the command line, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All abcm2ps users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-sound/abcm2ps-5.9.13' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 27, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 56908

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201111-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/11/22

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:abcm2ps, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3441, CVE-2010-4743, CVE-2010-4744

BID: 39271, 40571

OSVDB: 63582, 63583, 65104, 72991

GLSA: 201111-12