|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu USN-604-1 (gnumeric)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu USN-604-1 (gnumeric)|
The remote host is missing an update to gnumeric
announced via advisory USN-604-1.
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.
Thilo Pfennig and Morten Welinder discovered that the XLS spreadsheet
handling code in Gnumeric did not correctly calculate needed memory sizes.
If a user or automated system were tricked into loading a specially crafted
XLS document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user
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 gnumeric to effect
the necessary changes.
Risk factor : Critical
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-0668|
Debian Security Information: DSA-1546 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:016 (Google Search)
BugTraq ID: 27536
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2008 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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