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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200510-17">
<title>AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows</title>
<synopsis>
AbiWord is vulnerable to an additional set of buffer overflows during RTF
import, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">AbiWord</product>
<announced>October 20, 2005</announced>
<revised>October 20, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>109157</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-office/abiword" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.2.11</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.2.11</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
AbiWord is a free and cross-platform word processing program. It
allows to import RTF files into AbiWord documents.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Chris Evans discovered a different set of buffer overflows than
the one described in GLSA 200509-20 in the RTF import function in
AbiWord.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
An attacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice a user to
import it in AbiWord, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running AbiWord.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-office/abiword-2.2.11&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-20.xml">GLSA-200509-20</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2972">CAN-2005-2972</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 18 Oct 2005 07:36:44 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 18 Oct 2005 14:22:32 +0000">
formula7
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 20 Oct 2005 05:41:16 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>