Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : wv2 vulnerability (USN-300-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27875


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


libwv2 did not sufficiently check the validity of its input. Certain invalid Word documents caused a buffer overflow. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Word file with an application that uses libwv2, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

The only packaged application using this library is KWord.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libwv2-1, libwv2-1c2 and / or libwv2-dev packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27875

File Name: ubuntu_USN-300-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwv2-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwv2-1c2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwv2-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2197

OSVDB: 26512

USN: 300-1