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If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important. If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
These remote packages are missing security patches :
Chris Evans discovered a buffer overflow in the RTF import module of
AbiWord. By tricking a user into opening an RTF file with specially
crafted long identifiers, a possible hacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the AbiWord user.
Upgrade to :
- abiword-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- abiword-common-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- abiword-doc-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- abiword-gnome-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- abiword-help-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- abiword-tests-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- abiword-tests-gnome-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- xfonts-abi-2.2.2-1ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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