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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201111-12 ] abcm2ps: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: abcm2ps: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201111-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 20, 2011
Bug(s): #322859
ID: 201111-12

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities, including buffer overflows, have been
found in abcm2ps.


Background

abcm2ps is a program to convert abc files to Postscript files.

Affected Packages

Package: media-sound/abcm2ps
Vulnerable: < 5.9.13
Unaffected: >= 5.9.13
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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.

Resolution

All abcm2ps users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code:
# 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.


References

CVE-2010-3441
CVE-2010-4743
CVE-2010-4744
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