FLSA-2005:1906: Updated abiword packages fix security issue
Posted on: 02/10/2005 06:21 PM

Updated abiword packages are available for Red Hat Linux 7.3 and 9

Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated abiword resolves security vulnerabilities
Advisory ID: FLSA:1906
Issue date: 2005-02-08
Product: Red Hat Linux
Keywords: Security
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1906
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0645

1. Topic:

Updated abiword packages that fix a security vulnerability are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

AbiWord is a cross-platform, open-source word processor.

A buffer overflow in the wv library included in abiword allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a document with a long DateTime field.

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported fix and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Fedora Legacy would like to thank Marc Deslauriers for reporting this issue, and Dave Botsch and Marc Deslauriers and preparing updated RPMs.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1906 - CAN-2004-0645-Abiword wv component buffer overflow

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 9:



7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name

00dd8f5f01ce6682a351cff89fc7e3ae146ce2fb redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/abiword-
6fae7b296b25173f3c275e5b6d57e44a1e8dd453 redhat/7.3/updates/i386/abiword-0

40ec194cf69f56ee176e6c7bb995a6b34bad5cb2 redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/abiword-1.
fadc8f407110a121ced851d20748c7807f2f71a2 redhat/9/updates/i386/abiword-1.0

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v filename

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum filename

8. References:


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is secnotice@fedoralegacy.org. More project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org

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