USN-374-1: wvWare vulnerability

1 November 2006

wv vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10

Software Description


An integer overflow was discovered in the DOC file parser of the wv library. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted MSWord (.DOC) file, remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
libwv-1.2-1 - 1.2.1-2ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.