FreeBSD : wv2 -- Integer Overflow Vulnerability (b9044cc2-8aa5-11db-bd0d-00123ffe8333)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23850


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in wvWare wv2 Library, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error in 'word_helper.h' when handling a Word document. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow and may allow arbitrary code execution via a specially crafted Word document.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23850

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b9044cc28aa511dbbd0d00123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/14

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wv2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2197

Secunia: 20665