USN-203-1: Abiword vulnerabilities

13 October 2005

abiword vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 5.04
  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


Chris Evans discovered several buffer overflows 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
Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: