GLSA 201111-12: abcm2ps: Multiple vulnerabilities

Title:abcm2ps: Multiple vulnerabilities
Bugs: #322859


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


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

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
media-sound/abcm2ps < 5.9.13 >= 5.9.13 All supported architectures


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).


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.


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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