Bug 1298168 - catdoc: invalid memory access and segmentation fault
catdoc: invalid memory access and segmentation fault
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20160113,repor...
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Depends On: 1298169 1298170
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Reported: 2016-01-13 07:01 EST by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2016-01-13 07:01 EST (History)
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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-01-13 07:01:12 EST
A vulnerability was found in the way the catdoc parses certain word documents. A specially crafted file could cause an attempt to access an invalid pointer. This will cause catdoc to crash.

Original bug report with reproducer attached:

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=810883
Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-01-13 07:01:43 EST
Created catdoc tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1298169]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1298170]

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