FreeBSD : wv -- Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities (d29dc506-8aa6-11db-bd0d-00123ffe8333)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23851


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


Secunia reports :

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in wvWare, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to integer overflows within the 'wvGetLFO_records()' and 'wvGetLFO_PLF()' functions. These can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows by e.g. tricking a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word document with an application using the library.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 23851

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d29dc5068aa611dbbd0d00123ffe8333.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/14

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:wv, 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: 2006/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4513

Secunia: 22595