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[GLSA-200510-12] KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-12
(KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow)


Chris Evans discovered that the KWord RTF importer was vulnerable
to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted RTF
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-2971
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051011-1.txt


Solution:
All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/koffice-1.4.1-r1"
All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/kword-1.4.1-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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