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USN-391-1: libgsf vulnerability

4 December 2006

libgsf vulnerability

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Details

A heap overflow was discovered in the OLE processing code in libgsf. If
a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted OLE document, an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.10
  • libgsf-1-114 - 1.14.1-2ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • libgsf-1-113 - 1.13.99-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • libgsf-1 - 1.12.3-3ubuntu3.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your desktop session
to effect the necessary changes.

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