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[CLA-2004:902] Conectiva Security Announcement - abiword
From: Conectiva Updates <secure () conectiva com br>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 13:28:58 -0200

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : abiword
SUMMARY   : Fix for buffer overflow vulnerability
DATE      : 2004-12-01 13:28:00
ID        : CLA-2004:902
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 9, 10

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DESCRIPTION
 AbiWord[1] is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft(R)
 Word.
 Wv[2] is a library which allows access to Microsoft Word files.
 
 iDefense[3] discovered[4] a buffer overflow vulnerability[5] in the
 wv library which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code
 with the privileges of the user running the vulnerable application.
 
 This announcement fixes the wv library which is included in AbiWord
 packages.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all AbiWord users in Conectiva Linux upgrade
 their
 packages.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1.http://www.abiword.org/
 2.http://wvware.sourceforge.net/
 3.http://www.idefense.com/
 4.http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=115&type=vulnerabilities&flashstatus=true
 5.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0645


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/SRPMS/abiword-2.0.6-62012U10_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/abiword-2.0.6-62012U10_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/abiword-clipart-2.0.6-62012U10_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/abiword-plugins-impexp-2.0.6-62012U10_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/10/RPMS/abiword-plugins-tools-2.0.6-62012U10_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/abiword-1.0.4-25186U90_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/abiword-1.0.4-25186U90_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/abiword-fonts-1.0.4-25186U90_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions regarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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Copyright (c) 2004 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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