Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



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.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN188-1 : abiword vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN188-1 : abiword vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
abiword vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- abiword
- abiword-common
- abiword-doc
- abiword-gnome
- abiword-help
- abiword-tests
- abiword-tests-gnome
- xfonts-abi


Description :

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.

Solution :

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

Cables, Connectors

27" iMac - 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 - 1TB HD - 4GB RAM - Latest macOS Sierra
$629.95
27DELL PowerEdge R710 2x 2.93Ghz X5670 Six Core 64GB 2x 500GB
$535.5
DELL PowerEdge R710 2x 2.93Ghz X5670 Six Core 64GB 2x 500GB pictureHP Z620 One CPU Intel 8-core E5-2650 2.0Ghz 64GB 1TB SATA Workstation Tower PC
$399.0
HP Z620 One CPU Intel 8-core E5-2650 2.0Ghz 64GB 1TB SATA Workstation Tower PC pictureDELL PE R710 Low Power Consumption 2x 2.26Ghz L5520 QC 96GB 6x 1TB 90D Warranty
$745.5
DELL PE R710 Low Power Consumption 2x 2.26Ghz L5520 QC 96GB 6x 1TB 90D Warranty picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.