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  Severity: Normal
     Title: AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows
      Date: October 20, 2005
      Bugs: #109157
        ID: 200510-17

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Synopsis
========

AbiWord is vulnerable to an additional set of buffer overflows during
RTF import, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

AbiWord is a free and cross-platform word processing program. It allows
to import RTF files into AbiWord documents.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/abiword      < 2.2.11                        >= 2.2.11

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

Chris Evans discovered a different set of buffer overflows than the one
described in GLSA 200509-20 in the RTF import function in AbiWord.

Impact
======

An attacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice a user to
import it in AbiWord, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running AbiWord.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/abiword-2.2.11"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] GLSA-200509-20
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-20.xml
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-2972
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2972

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-17.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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