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USN-496-1: koffice vulnerability

3 August 2007

koffice vulnerability

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Details

Derek Noonburg discovered an integer overflow in the Xpdf function
StreamPredictor::StreamPredictor(). By importing a specially crafted
PDF file into KWord, this could be exploited to run 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 7.04
  • kword - 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 6.10
  • kword - 1:1.5.2-0ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 6.06
  • kword - 1:1.5.0-0ubuntu9.2

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart KWord to effect
the necessary changes.

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