GLSA-200509-20 : AbiWord: RTF import stack-based buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-20
(AbiWord: RTF import stack-based buffer overflow)

Chris Evans discovered that the RTF import function in AbiWord is
vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-20.xml

Solution :

All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/abiword-2.2.10'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19819 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2964