USN-188-1: AbiWord vulnerability

29 September 2005

abiword vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

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, an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the AbiWord user.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04
abiword
abiword-gnome
Ubuntu 4.10
abiword
abiword-gnome

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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