Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : koffice vulnerability (USN-603-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-603-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. This update provides the
corresponding updates for KWord, part of KOffice.

It was discovered that the poppler PDF library did not correctly
handle certain malformed embedded fonts. If a user or an automated
system were tricked into opening a malicious PDF, a remote attacker
could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32029 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1693