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libwpd: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200704-07 / libwpd
Release Date April 06, 2007
Latest Revision April 06, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-text/libwpd < 0.8.9 >= 0.8.9 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #169675


libwpd is vulnerable to several heap overflows and an integer overflow.

2.  Impact Information


libwpd is a library used to convert Wordperfect documents into other formats.


libwpd contains heap-based overflows in two functions that convert WordPerfect document tables. In addition, it contains an integer overflow in a text-conversion function.


An attacker could entice a user to convert a specially crafted WordPerfect file, resulting in a crash or possibly the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running libwpd.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libwpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/libwpd-0.8.9"

4.  References


Page updated April 06, 2007

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