Document Liberation Project libmwaw has an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the MsWrd1Parser::readFootnoteCorrespondance function in lib/MsWrd1Parser.cxx.
Created libmwaw tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1461763]
This can result in a heap-based memory corruption. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Microsoft Word document in an application using libmwaw, an attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the file.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.