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USN-604-1: Gnumeric vulnerability

22 April 2008

Gnumeric vulnerability




Thilo Pfennig and Morten Welinder discovered that the XLS spreadsheet
handling code in Gnumeric did not correctly calculate needed memory sizes.
If a user or automated system were tricked into loading a specially crafted
XLS document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user

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 gnumeric to effect
the necessary changes.