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|Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200612-05 ] KOffice shared libraries: Heap corruption
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: KOffice shared libraries: Heap corruption (GLSA 200612-05)
Date: December 10, 2006
An integer overflow in koffice-libs allows for a Denial of Service and possibly the execution of arbitrary code when viewing malicious PowerPoint files.
KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE. koffice-libs is a package containing shared librares used by KOffice programs.
Vulnerable: < 1.5.0
Unaffected: >= 1.5.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
Kees Cook of Ubuntu discovered that 'KLaola::readBigBlockDepot()' in klaola.cc fills 'num_of_bbd_blocks' while reading a .ppt (PowerPoint) file without proper sanitizing, resulting in an integer overflow subsequently overwriting the heap with parts of the file being read.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted PowerPoint file, an attacker could crash the application and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running KOffice.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All koffice-libs users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/koffice-libs-1.5.0"