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<glsa id="200510-12">
<title>KOffice, KWord: RTF import buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
KOffice and KWord are vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the RTF importer,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">koffice, kword</product>
<announced>October 14, 2005</announced>
<revised>October 14, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>108411</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-office/koffice" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.1-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.1-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="app-office/kword" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.1-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.1-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE. KWord is the
KOffice word processor.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Chris Evans discovered that the KWord RTF importer was vulnerable
to a heap-based buffer overflow.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted RTF
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the affected application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-office/koffice-1.4.1-r1&quot;</code>
<p>
All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-office/kword-1.4.1-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-2971">CAN-2005-2971</uri>
<uri link="http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051011-1.txt">KDE Security Advisory: KWord RTF import buffer overflow</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 11 Oct 2005 14:40:11 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 14 Oct 2005 05:26:32 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>