USN-437-1: libwpd vulnerability

19 March 2007

libwpd vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered that libwpd was vulnerable to integer overflows. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted WordPerfect document with an application that used libwpd, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
libwpd8c2a - 0.8.6-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
libwpd8c2a - 0.8.4-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 5.10
libwpd8c2 - 0.8.2-2ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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