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[GLSA-200509-20] AbiWord: RTF import stack-based buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
AbiWord: RTF import stack-based buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-20
(AbiWord: RTF import stack-based buffer overflow)


Chris Evans discovered that the RTF import function in AbiWord is
vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice the user
to import it in AbiWord, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running AbiWord.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2964


Solution:
All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/abiword-2.2.10"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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