Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : libwpd vulnerability (USN-437-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28033

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VPR Score: 6.6


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


Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered that libwpd was vulnerable to integer overflows. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted WordPerfect document with an application that used libwpd, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28033

File Name: ubuntu_USN-437-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2021/01/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwpd-stream8c2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwpd-stream8c2a, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwpd-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwpd8-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwpd8-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwpd8c2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libwpd8c2a, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, 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: 2007/03/19

Reference Information

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

BID: 23006

USN: 437-1

CWE: 119, 189