RHEL 5 : libwpd (RHSA-2007:0055)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated libwpd packages to correct a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

libwpd is a library for reading and converting Word Perfect documents.

iDefense reported several overflow bugs in libwpd. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted Word Perfect file that could cause an
application linked with libwpd, such as OpenOffice, to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim.
(CVE-2007-0002)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported fix for this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Fridrich Å trba for alerting us to these
issues and providing a patch.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-0002.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-1466.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0055.html

Solution :

Update the affected libwpd, libwpd-devel and / or libwpd-tools
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25312 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0002
CVE-2007-1466