Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : abiword vulnerabilities (USN-203-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Chris Evans discovered several buffer overflows 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20619 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2972