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[GLSA-200510-17] AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-17
(AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows)


Chris Evans discovered a different set of buffer overflows than
the one described in GLSA 200509-20 in the RTF import function in
AbiWord.

Impact

A possible hacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice a 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://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-20.xml
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2972


Solution:
All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/abiword-2.2.11"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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