RHEL 2.1 : koffice (RHSA-2007:0010)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated KOffice packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

KOffice is a collection of productivity applications for the K Desktop
Environment (KDE) GUI desktop.

An integer overflow bug was found in KOffice's PPT file processor. An
attacker could create a malicious PPT file that could cause KOffice to
execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim.
(CVE-2006-6120)

All users of KOffice are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6120.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0010.html

Solution :

Update the affected koffice and / or koffice-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24676 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6120