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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201502-09 ] Antiword Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201502-09)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 07, 2015
Bug(s): #531404
ID: 201502-09

Synopsis

A buffer overflow vulnerability in Antiword could result in
execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.


Background

Antiword is a free MS Word reader.

Affected Packages

Package: app-text/antiword
Vulnerable: < 0.37-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.37-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in wordole.c in Antiword.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document using Antiword, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Antiword users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/antiword-0.37-r1"
   


References

CVE-2014-8123


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