GLSA-200510-17 : AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-17
(AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows)

Chris Evans discovered a different set of buffer overflows than
the one described in GLSA 200509-20 in the RTF import function in

Impact :

An attacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice a user to
import it in AbiWord, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running AbiWord.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :


Solution :

All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/abiword-2.2.11'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20079 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2972

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