RHEL 5 : libwpd (RHSA-2007:0055)

High Nessus Plugin ID 25312


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated libwpd packages to correct a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

libwpd is a library for reading and converting Word Perfect documents.

iDefense reported several overflow bugs in libwpd. An attacker could create a carefully crafted Word Perfect file that could cause an application linked with libwpd, such as OpenOffice, to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported fix for this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Fridrich Strba for alerting us to these issues and providing a patch.


Update the affected libwpd, libwpd-devel and / or libwpd-tools packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25312

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0055.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/05/25

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libwpd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libwpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libwpd-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0002, CVE-2007-1466

BID: 23006

OSVDB: 33315

RHSA: 2007:0055

CWE: 119, 189