RHEL 5 : libwpd (RHSA-2007:0055)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libwpd packages to correct a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

libwpd is a library for reading and converting Word Perfect documents.

iDefense reported several overflow bugs in libwpd. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted Word Perfect file that could cause an
application linked with libwpd, such as OpenOffice, to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported fix for this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Fridrich Strba for alerting us to these
issues and providing a patch.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected libwpd, libwpd-devel and / or libwpd-tools

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25312 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23006

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0002

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