GLSA-201502-09 : Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81232


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-09 (Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in wordole.c in Antiword.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document using Antiword, 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 Antiword users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/antiword-0.37-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81232

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201502-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/02/09

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8123

BID: 71386

GLSA: 201502-09