Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : gnumeric vulnerability (USN-604-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 32054
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThilo Pfennig and Morten Welinder discovered that the XLS spreadsheet handling code in Gnumeric did not correctly calculate needed memory sizes. If a user or automated system were tricked into loading a specially crafted XLS document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.