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|Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:09 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200509-20 ] AbiWord: RTF import stack-based buffer ov
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: AbiWord: RTF import stack-based buffer overflow (GLSA 200509-20)
Date: September 30, 2005
AbiWord is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow during RTF import, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.
AbiWord is a free and cross-platform word processing program. It allows to import RTF files into AbiWord documents.
Vulnerable: < 2.2.10
Unaffected: >= 2.2.10
Architectures: All supported architectures
Chris Evans discovered that the RTF import function in AbiWord is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice the user to import it in AbiWord, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running AbiWord.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/abiword-2.2.10"
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