Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : gnumeric vulnerability (USN-604-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 32054


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


Thilo 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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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32054

File Name: ubuntu_USN-604-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/25

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnumeric, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnumeric-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnumeric-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnumeric-gtk, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnumeric-plugins-extra, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0668

OSVDB: 42835

USN: 604-1

CWE: 189