GLSA 200612-01 wv library: Multiple integer overflows
Posted on: 12/07/2006 01:30 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - wv library: Multiple integer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200612-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: wv library: Multiple integer overflows
Date: December 07, 2006
Bugs: #153800
ID: 200612-01

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Synopsis
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The wv library is vulnerable to multiple integer overflows which could
lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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wv is a library for conversion of MS Word DOC and RTF files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/wv lt; 1.2.3-r1 gt;= 1.2.3-r1

Description
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The wv library fails to do proper arithmetic checks in multiple places,
possibly leading to integer overflows.

Impact
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An attacker could craft a malicious file that, when handled with the wv
library, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All wv library users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-text/wv-1.2.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-4513
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4513

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200612-01.xml

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2006 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/2.5



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