GLSA-200510-12 : KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 20032


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All 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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20032

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:koffice, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kword, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2971

BID: 15060

OSVDB: 19909

GLSA: 200510-12