Ubuntu 5.04 : koffice vulnerability (USN-202-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20618
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionChris 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.