Ubuntu 7.10 : link-grammar vulnerability (USN-545-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 28357
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAlin Rad Pop discovered that AbiWord's Link Grammar parser did not correctly handle overly-long words. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, AbiWord, or other applications using Link Grammar, could be made to crash.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.