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<title>Gnumeric: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
Several integer overflow vulnerabilities have been reported in Gnumeric,
possibly resulting in user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">gnumeric</product>
<announced>February 12, 2008</announced>
<revised>February 12, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>208356</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-office/gnumeric" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.8.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.8.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
The Gnumeric spreadsheet is a versatile application developed as part
of the GNOME Office project.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-office/gnumeric-1.8.1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0668">CVE-2008-0668</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 10 Feb 2008 23:12:13 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sun, 10 Feb 2008 23:12:22 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:14:23 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
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