Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : abiword vulnerability (USN-188-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Chris Evans discovered a buffer overflow in the RTF import module of
AbiWord. By tricking a user into opening an RTF file with specially
crafted long identifiers, an attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the AbiWord user.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20600 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2964