Ubuntu 5.04 : koffice vulnerability (USN-202-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20618


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


Chris Evans discovered a buffer overflow in the RTF import module of KOffice. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted RTF file, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the AbiWord user.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20618

File Name: ubuntu_USN-202-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:karbon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kchart, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kformula, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kivio, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kivio-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-libs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koshell, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kpresenter, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kspread, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kugar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kword, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2971

OSVDB: 19909

USN: 202-1