USN-545-1: link-grammar vulnerability
26 November 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
Alin Rad Pop discovered that AbiWord’s Link Grammar parser did not correctly handle overly-long words. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, AbiWord, or other applications using Link Grammar, could be made to crash.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart AbiWord to effect the necessary changes.