Ubuntu 7.10 : link-grammar vulnerability (USN-545-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 28357


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


Alin 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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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 28357

File Name: ubuntu_USN-545-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/29

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblink-grammar4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblink-grammar4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:link-grammar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:link-grammar-dictionaries-en, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5395

OSVDB: 42074

USN: 545-1

CWE: 119