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[ GLSA 200704-07 ] libwpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 01:17:58 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200704-07
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: libwpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: April 06, 2007
      Bugs: #169675
        ID: 200704-07

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Synopsis
========

libwpd is vulnerable to several heap overflows and an integer overflow.

Background
==========

libwpd is a library used to convert Wordperfect documents into other
formats.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
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  1  app-text/libwpd       < 0.8.9                            >= 0.8.9

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

libwpd contains heap-based overflows in two functions that convert
WordPerfect document tables. In addition, it contains an integer
overflow in a text-conversion function.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially crafted
WordPerfect file, resulting in a crash or possibly the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running libwpd.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libwpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/libwpd-0.8.9"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-0002
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0002
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-1466
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1466

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-07.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
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Copyright 2007 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/2.5

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