GLSA-201209-10 : Calligra: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 62300


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-10 (Calligra: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An error in the read() function in styles.cpp could cause a heap-based buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted ODF file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Calligra users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/calligra-2.4.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62300

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201209-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/26

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:calligra, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3456

BID: 54816

OSVDB: 84653

GLSA: 201209-10