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USN-542-2: KOffice vulnerabilities

15 November 2007

KOffice vulnerabilities

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Details

USN-542-1 fixed a vulnerability in poppler. This update provides the
corresponding updates for KWord, part of KOffice.

Original advisory details:

Secunia Research discovered several vulnerabilities in poppler. If a
user were tricked into loading a specially crafted PDF file, a remote
attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the user's privileges in applications linked against poppler.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

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

Related notices

  • USN-542-1: poppler, libpoppler2, libpoppler1