Ubuntu 6.10 : wv vulnerability (USN-374-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27955


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


An integer overflow was discovered in the DOC file parser of the wv library. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted MSWord (.DOC) file, remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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 libwv-1.2-1, libwv-dev and / or wv packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27955

File Name: ubuntu_USN-374-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwv-1.2-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwv-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wv, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/11/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4513

BID: 20761

OSVDB: 30079, 30080

USN: 374-1