Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : koffice vulnerability (USN-1526-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that KOffice incorrectly handled certain malformed
MS Word documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a crafted MS Word file, an attacker could cause a denial of
service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking
the program.

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 koffice package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61484 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3455