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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

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