GLSA 200412-18: abcm2ps: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 12/19/2004 06:29 PM

An abcm2ps security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200412-18:02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: abcm2ps: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Date: December 19, 2004
Updated: December 19, 2004
Bugs: #74702
ID: 200412-18:02

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Synopsis
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abcm2ps is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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abcm2ps is a utility used to convert ABC music sheet files into PostScript format.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-sound/abcm2ps < 3.7.21 >= 3.7.21

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All abcm2ps users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-sound/abcm2ps-3.7.21"

References
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[ 1 ] abcm2ps ChangeLog
http://moinejf.free.fr/abcm2ps-3.txt
[ 2 ] Secunia Advisory
http://secunia.com/advisories/13523/

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200412-18.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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