GLSA-201502-09 : Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-09
(Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in wordole.c in Antiword.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document using Antiword, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201502-09

Solution :

All Antiword users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/antiword-0.37-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81232 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71386

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8123

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