Debian DSA-1246-1 : - buffer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 24006
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


John Heasman from Next Generation Security Software discovered a heap overflow in the handling of Windows Metafiles in, the free office suite, which could lead to a denial of service and potentially execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.3-9sarge4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24006

File Name: debian_DSA-1246.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/11/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/8/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5870

DSA: 1246