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[ GLSA 200802-05 ] Gnumeric: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 21:40:08 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200802-05
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Gnumeric: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: February 12, 2008
      Bugs: #208356
        ID: 200802-05

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Synopsis
========

Several integer overflow vulnerabilities have been reported in
Gnumeric, possibly resulting in user-assisted execution of arbitrary
code.

Background
==========

The Gnumeric spreadsheet is a versatile application developed as part
of the GNOME Office project.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/gnumeric       < 1.8.1                        >= 1.8.1

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

Multiple integer overflow and signedness errors have been reported in
the excel_read_HLINK() function in file plugins/excel/ms-excel-read.c
when processing XLS HLINK opcodes.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XLS
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0668
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0668

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200802-05.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 2008 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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