USN-542-2: KOffice vulnerabilities

15 November 2007

koffice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • koffice


USN-542-1 fixed a vulnerability in poppler. This update provides the corresponding updates for KWord, part of KOffice.

Original advisory details:

Secunia Research discovered several vulnerabilities in poppler. If a user were tricked into loading a specially crafted PDF file, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the user’s privileges in applications linked against poppler.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
kword - 1:1.6.3-0ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 7.04
kword - 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 6.10
kword - 1:1.5.2-0ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
kword - 1:1.5.0-0ubuntu9.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart KOffice to effect the necessary changes.