|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu USN-300-1 (wv2)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu USN-300-1 (wv2)|
The remote host is missing an update to wv2
announced via advisory USN-300-1.
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
libwv2 did not sufficiently check the validity of its input. Certain
invalid Word documents caused a buffer overflow. By tricking a user
into opening a specially crafted Word file with an application that
uses libwv2, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with
the user's privileges.
The only packaged application using this library is KWord.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart KWord to effect
the necessary changes.
Risk factor : High
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-2197|
Debian Security Information: DSA-1100 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:015 (Google Search)
BugTraq ID: 18437
XForce ISS Database: wvware-wv2-word-overflow(27184)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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