GLSA 200510-17 AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows
Posted on: 10/20/2005 02:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-17
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: Normal
Title: AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows
Date: October 20, 2005
Bugs: #109157
ID: 200510-17

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

AbiWord is vulnerable to an additional set of buffer overflows during
RTF import, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

AbiWord is a free and cross-platform word processing program. It allows
to import RTF files into AbiWord documents.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-office/abiword lt; 2.2.11 gt;= 2.2.11

Description
===========

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
======

An attacker 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.

Resolution
==========

All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/abiword-2.2.11"

References
==========

[ 1 ] GLSA-200509-20
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-20.xml
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-2972
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2005-2972

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-17.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/glsa_200510_17_abiword_new_rtf_import_buffer_overflows.html)