Ubuntu 7.10 : link-grammar vulnerability (USN-545-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Alin Rad Pop discovered that AbiWord's Link Grammar parser did not
correctly handle overly-long words. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted document, AbiWord, or other applications
using Link Grammar, could be made to crash.

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28357 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5395