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[GLSA-200412-18] abcm2ps: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
abcm2ps: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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.

References:
http://moinejf.free.fr/abcm2ps-3.txt
http://secunia.com/advisories/13523/


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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