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Ubuntu: libwpd vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered that libwpd was vulnerable to integer overflows. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted WordPerfect document with an application that used libwpd, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-437-1             March 19, 2007
libwpd vulnerability

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ubuntu 6.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

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

Ubuntu 5.10:
  libwpd8c2                                0.8.2-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
  libwpd8c2a                               0.8.4-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 6.10:
  libwpd8c2a                               0.8.6-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

Sean Larsson of iDefense Labs discovered that libwpd was vulnerable to 
integer overflows.  If a user were tricked into opening a specially 
crafted WordPerfect document with an application that used libwpd, an 
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10:

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5:    12877 6112a2b9f691cc0dffaaafc634c455fe
      Size/MD5:      789 1a8f8c5e36189e5d90b6fd09bceccf9e
      Size/MD5:   486490 264e955e19c7e961e22382db09e19597

  Architecture independent packages:
      Size/MD5:   550546 792712b46d5d6508d53409ac13ff1fcf

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
      Size/MD5:    10298 1040bf7794bdcd2617587893b9979039
      Size/MD5:    28738 965fdacdd0f6d63fb1d2bc9dae28a6b5
      Size/MD5:   321604 939b5cb851e4f925a8204ef294ebdb89
      Size/MD5:   155980 e38590d0de376a017a803e862ed65a92

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
      Size/MD5:    10240 bcaa98ae484ac6fee42cd7bfed4f2714
      Size/MD5:    23842 2eb9fa9bf6c0b5b45fb0b8deeb3f930e
      Size/MD5:   275584 0d0f4bc63cc44084d21e3c9c3900836a
      Size/MD5:   143754 099e8b4dca3a31be5094ad09a06fb693

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
      Size/MD5:    12016 7f07e4bfd9bcbb9ad5505471be75baf7
      Size/MD5:    29600 e0b0e570431ecc902071c8e8996d1aae
      Size/MD5:   306640 ae3e014828a2dcf801c19b79987d2ba0
      Size/MD5:   153406 7cd7b68f6d8d18b267c2e78160da0e60

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
      Size/MD5:    10162 68282b91d7355ef75b73a60291e91bdc
      Size/MD5:    23638 cc47f6e62ad4003c3f13fc7e436ab9ab
      Size/MD5:   255470 f58d4c0b4548aaa19d3591be067a6060
      Size/MD5:   146014 5245bff7ee39cf1feead1fc8c8c7fef5

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5:    97838 fb9a5d3e6219b5d39b4c7ff2e5b15c06
      Size/MD5:      815 54d941513fdb5a0cc981e54505d943c7
      Size/MD5:   491831 0461d4bf2da534b4bed041b67d7f7064

  Architecture independent packages:
      Size/MD5:   858038 c74942228f1670b121e325d0501b0297

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
      Size/MD5:    10932 52e70d47856942622fab091b47a1a5c2
      Size/MD5:    24368 3958f5d32abadea0f0d80be0dc097aaa
      Size/MD5:   275162 d63784fc556f96fe125011c133a4e27a
      Size/MD5:   147192 78c11c007bd8aad01ba20732902a0bf7

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
      Size/MD5:    10844 85f4f81a98fbcb1e8e3dcf5af166203f
      Size/MD5:    22102 df7396c47948534fac82c1da01f5d221
      Size/MD5:   236710 2a90a994d014e8336286b7686abc111e
      Size/MD5:   139672 8d8f4b9114cdbc7b36236203316795e1

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
      Size/MD5:    12628 8dd3d7a0caeacbe4dcaf8a4409d00596
      Size/MD5:    26278 c6e92191670c8c70504de241d594a0bb
      Size/MD5:   273356 c780660d9aadd3f5480377203ac063e8
      Size/MD5:   150602 1c79699e0156f955a9efa7c78fec871d

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
      Size/MD5:    10832 cb8aedb34fa1b7b00320bbc959d746fa
      Size/MD5:    21746 1ef7fbb734c9953a6eadf27deb8ae1e9
      Size/MD5:   227776 ef328d7dc664efce1ccd90ea0d97bf0e
      Size/MD5:   141262 50187bd148d8adfefdda11339f7948a7

Updated packages for Ubuntu 6.10:

  Source archives:
      Size/MD5:     7715 97734527e0131a5506715db7f3f14e2b
      Size/MD5:      814 42effa92437bf54ed6cbee1dde548253
      Size/MD5:   560443 464a390c66511831821de81b887d3e61

  Architecture independent packages:
      Size/MD5:   928704 e55157a12dcbb481ce62838dc8e4ed42

  amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)
      Size/MD5:    12680 7dd1be55e38ad35cb6bfc006b38da32a
      Size/MD5:    26308 5dfd106f9e7b4659c6339c2efdf3b072
      Size/MD5:   320500 9f6b8a856b2d8ba5f20ffe2fe4bbf3cd
      Size/MD5:   172670 f7b9ed078716753edeaefff05661184b

  i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)
      Size/MD5:    12728 dbfdc86ab61f65e6d8bb2759b10018c9
      Size/MD5:    24622 f21eff5d9d6e54e6072d2dd5c66999ee
      Size/MD5:   284790 2a0be7f711db1607c41cf4f9d2006bcc
      Size/MD5:   170728 39024c807154361e45b5a165fcaa42ec

  powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)
      Size/MD5:    14356 638cbcbd394814ce16d15e9b0d7d5bba
      Size/MD5:    28562 cecab845aa9c3923985e491a29a01804
      Size/MD5:   321306 57091277e36bdc9bdd1f4aaedc58473d
      Size/MD5:   176954 32d193ab348ef736e41516236172dec4

  sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
      Size/MD5:    12520 9d39ec5666cfb20408114491bf40cf30
      Size/MD5:    23774 1a2c788a59fd74b1507159b98545123d
      Size/MD5:   269230 7fd843838e3889bc65020de53f6ba843
      Size/MD5:   176076 d46ee305cc9da0f08e7d1baa8dceaccf

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