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USN-437-1: libwpd vulnerability

19 March 2007

libwpd vulnerability



Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered that libwpd was vulnerable to
integer overflows. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted WordPerfect document with an application that used libwpd, an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • libwpd8c2a - 0.8.6-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • libwpd8c2a - 0.8.4-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • libwpd8c2 - 0.8.2-2ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.