RHEL 5 : libwpd (RHSA-2012:1043)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59721


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated libwpd packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

libwpd is a library for reading and converting Corel WordPerfect Office documents.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libwpd processed certain Corel WordPerfect Office documents (.wpd files). An attacker could provide a specially crafted .wpd file that, when opened in an application linked against libwpd, such as OpenOffice.org, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2149)

All libwpd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications that are linked against libwpd must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59721

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1043.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/27

Modified: 2017/01/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libwpd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libwpd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libwpd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libwpd-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2149

BID: 53570

OSVDB: 81989

RHSA: 2012:1043