Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : gnumeric vulnerability (USN-604-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Thilo Pfennig and Morten Welinder discovered that the XLS spreadsheet
handling code in Gnumeric did not correctly calculate needed memory
sizes. If a user or automated system were tricked into loading a
specially crafted XLS document, a remote attacker could execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32054 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0668