openSUSE Security Update : libwpd (openSUSE-2017-1247)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104422



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for libwpd fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2017-14226: WP1StylesListener.cpp, WP5StylesListener.cpp, and WP42StylesListener.cpp in libwpd 0.10.1 mishandle iterators, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read in the WPXTableList class in WPXTable.cpp). This vulnerability can be triggered in LibreOffice before 5.3.7. It may lead to suffering a remote attack against a LibreOffice application.

Bugfixes :

- Fix various crashes, leaks and hangs when reading damaged files found by oss-fuzz.

- Fix crash when NULL is passed as input stream.

- Use symbol visibility on Linux. The library only exports public functions now.

- Avoid infinite loop. (libwpd#3)

- Remove bashism. (libwpd#5)

- Fix various crashes and hangs when reading broken files found with the help of american-fuzzy-lop.

- Make --help output of all command line tools more help2man-friendly.

- Miscellaneous fixes and cleanups.

- Generate manpages for the libwpd-tools

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected libwpd packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104422

File Name: openSUSE-2017-1247.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/7/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libwpd-0_10-10, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libwpd-0_10-10-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libwpd-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libwpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libwpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libwpd-tools-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14226