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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200704-07 ] libwpd: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libwpd: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200704-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 06, 2007
Bug(s): #169675
ID: 200704-07

Synopsis


libwpd is vulnerable to several heap overflows and an integer overflow.


Background


libwpd is a library used to convert Wordperfect documents into other
formats.


Affected Packages

Package: app-text/libwpd
Vulnerable: < 0.8.9
Unaffected: >= 0.8.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


libwpd contains heap-based overflows in two functions that convert
WordPerfect document tables. In addition, it contains an integer
overflow in a text-conversion function.


Impact


An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially crafted
WordPerfect file, resulting in a crash or possibly the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running libwpd.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All libwpd users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/libwpd-0.8.9"


References

CVE-2007-0002
CVE-2007-1466


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