AbiWord: New RTF import buffer overflows
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200510-17 / AbiWord
||October 20, 2005
||October 20, 2005: 01
All supported architectures
AbiWord is vulnerable to an additional set of buffer overflows during RTF
import, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.
AbiWord is a free and cross-platform word processing program. It
allows to import RTF files into AbiWord documents.
Chris Evans discovered a different set of buffer overflows than
the one described in GLSA 200509-20 in the RTF import function in
An attacker could design a malicious RTF file and entice a user to
import it in AbiWord, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running AbiWord.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All AbiWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/abiword-2.2.11"