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|Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-24 ] wv2: Integer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: wv2: Integer overflow (GLSA 200606-24)
Date: June 23, 2006
An integer overflow could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
wv2 is a filter library for Microsoft Word files, used in many Office suites.
Vulnerable: < 0.2.3
Unaffected: >= 0.2.3
Architectures: All supported architectures
A boundary checking error was found in wv2, which could lead to an integer overflow.
An attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program that uses the library via a maliciously crafted Microsoft Word document.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All wv2 users should update to the latest stable version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/wv2-0.2.3"