Ubuntu 9.04 : koffice vulnerabilities (USN-973-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 48362

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Synopsis

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

Description

Will Dormann, Alin Rad Pop, Braden Thomas, and Drew Yao discovered that the Xpdf used in KOffice contained multiple security issues in its JBIG2 decoder. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-0147, CVE-2009-0166, CVE-2009-0799, CVE-2009-0800, CVE-2009-1179, CVE-2009-1180, CVE-2009-1181)

It was discovered that the Xpdf used in KOffice contained multiple security issues when parsing malformed PDF documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted PDF file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-3606, CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609)

KOffice in Ubuntu 9.04 uses a very old version of Xpdf to import PDFs into KWord. Upstream KDE no longer supports PDF import in KOffice and as a result it was dropped in Ubuntu 9.10. While an attempt was made to fix the above issues, the maintenance burden for supporting this very old version of Xpdf outweighed its utility, and PDF import is now also disabled in Ubuntu 9.04.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/973-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 48362

File Name: ubuntu_USN-973-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/18/2010

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:karbon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kchart, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kexi, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kformula, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kivio, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kivio-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koffice-libs, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:koshell, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kplato, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kpresenter, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kpresenter-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krita, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krita-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kspread, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kthesaurus, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kugar, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kword, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kword-data, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/23/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0146, CVE-2009-0147, CVE-2009-0165, CVE-2009-0166, CVE-2009-0195, CVE-2009-0799, CVE-2009-0800, CVE-2009-1179, CVE-2009-1180, CVE-2009-1181, CVE-2009-3606, CVE-2009-3608, CVE-2009-3609

BID: 34568, 34791, 36703

USN: 973-1

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 399