GLSA-200510-12 : KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 20032
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-12 (KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow)
Chris Evans discovered that the KWord RTF importer was vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted RTF file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/koffice-1.4.1-r1' All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/kword-1.4.1-r1'