Ubuntu 6.10 : wv vulnerability (USN-374-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27955
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libwv-1.2-1, libwv-dev and / or wv packages.