Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : koffice vulnerability (USN-603-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32029
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-603-1 fixed vulnerabilities in poppler. This update provides the corresponding updates for KWord, part of KOffice.
It was discovered that the poppler PDF library did not correctly handle certain malformed embedded fonts. If a user or an automated system were tricked into opening a malicious PDF, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.