GLSA-200510-12 : KOffice, KWord: RTF import 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-200510-12
(KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow)

Chris Evans discovered that the KWord RTF importer was vulnerable
to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted RTF
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051011-1.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-12.xml

Solution :

All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/koffice-1.4.1-r1'
All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/kword-1.4.1-r1'

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: 20032 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2971