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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

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