Bug 822207 (CVE-2012-2149)

Summary: CVE-2012-2149 libwpd: Memory overwrite flaw by processing certain WordPerfect (WPD) documents
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: high    
Version: unspecifiedCC: caolanm, dtardon, erack, ltinkl, mjc, mstahl, sbergman
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20120516,reported=20120516,source=internet,cvss2=6.8/AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P,rhel-5/libwpd=affected,rhel-6/libwpd=notaffected,fedora-all/libwpd=notaffected
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Last Closed: 2012-06-26 14:52:45 EDT Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 829381, 829382    
Bug Blocks: 821911    
Description Flags
backport to RHEL-5 none

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-16 12:07:28 EDT
A memory overwrite flaw was found in the way a customized, internal copy of libwpd (a library for handling WordPerfect documents), as used by OpenOffice.org application suite processed certain WordPerfect (WPD) documents. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted WPD file, which once opened in an application from the OpenOffice.org suite, would lead to that application crash, or, potentially arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application.

OpenOffice.org upstream advisory:
[1] http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-2149.html
Comment 8 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-17 12:11:57 EDT
This issue affects the version of the libwpd package, as shipped with Red Hat Enteprise Linux 5.


This issue did NOT affect the version of the libwpd package, as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.


This issue did NOT affect the versions of the libwpd package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.
Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2012-06-26 13:20:36 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1043 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1043.html