USN-388-1: KOffice vulnerability

29 November 2006

koffice vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


An integer overflow was discovered in KOffice’s filtering code. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PPT file, attackers could crash KOffice or possibly 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 5.10
koffice-libs - 1:1.4.1-0ubuntu7.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your Desktop session to effect the necessary changes.