GLSA-201502-09 : Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81232
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Antiword users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/antiword-0.37-r1'