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  Severity: Normal
     Title: KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow
      Date: October 14, 2005
      Bugs: #108411
        ID: 200510-12

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Synopsis
========

KOffice and KWord are vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the RTF
importer, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE. KWord is the KOffice
word processor.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/koffice     < 1.4.1-r1                     >= 1.4.1-r1
  2  app-office/kword       < 1.4.1-r1                     >= 1.4.1-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

Chris Evans discovered that the KWord RTF importer was vulnerable to a
heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted RTF file,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/koffice-1.4.1-r1"

All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/kword-1.4.1-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-2971
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-2971
  [ 2 ] KDE Security Advisory: KWord RTF import buffer overflow
        http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051011-1.txt

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-12.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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