Debian DSA-1270-2 : - several vulnerabilities

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


Several security related problems have been discovered in, the free office suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-0002 iDefense reported several integer overflow bugs in libwpd, a library for handling WordPerfect documents that is included in Attackers are able to exploit these with carefully crafted WordPerfect files that could cause an application linked with libwpd to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-0238 Next Generation Security discovered that the StarCalc parser in contains an easily exploitable stack overflow that could be used by a specially crafted document to execute arbitrary code.

- CVE-2007-0239 It has been reported that does not escape shell meta characters and is hence vulnerable to execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted document after the user clicked to a prepared link.

This updated advisory only provides packages for the upcoming etch release alias Debian GNU/Linux 4.0.


Upgrade the packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.3-9sarge6.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24879

File Name: debian_DSA-1270.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/03/26

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#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

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0002, CVE-2007-0238, CVE-2007-0239

DSA: 1270

CWE: 119