KOffice/KWord (SSA:2005-310-02)
Posted on: 11/07/2005 01:49 AM

New KOffice packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security issue with KWord. A buffer overflow in the RTF import functionality could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2971

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz: Patched.
Fixes a buffer overflow in KWord's RTF import discovered by Chris Evans.
For more details, see:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2971
(* Security fix *)
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Where to find the new packages:
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Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/koffice-1.2.1-i486-6.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/koffice-1.3.1-i486-4.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/koffice-1.3.5-i486-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 9.1 package:
a5503e60f4c8a2fd5bf37bc39317ea36 koffice-1.2.1-i486-6.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
6a18c08c734c2b5fef1151eb1c5bf0ee koffice-1.3.1-i486-4.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
ec4776da58e7b8607d7e1cb6f6e2f686 koffice-1.3.5-i486-3.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
f9c5d2324334c752da35cb3542290440 koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
f9c5d2324334c752da35cb3542290440 koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
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