Bug 169861 - abiword - CAN-2005-2964 execute arbitrary code via RTF import
abiword - CAN-2005-2964 execute arbitrary code via RTF import
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: abiword (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marc Maurer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-10-04 11:27 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.2.10-1.fc4
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Last Closed: 2005-10-04 11:56:36 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2005-10-04 11:27:11 EDT
Description of problem:

On September 30th an update to abiword in FC3 showed up with the following

Chris Evans discovered a buffer overflow in AbiWord's RTF
* Thu Sep 29 2005 Caolan McNamara <caolanm@redhat.com> 1:2.0.12-10
- rh#169478# CAN-2005-2964

Bug #169478 is still not viewable by me but, for example, a corresponding
Gentoo advisory which can be viewed here:
says that all versions below 2.2.10 are vulnerable.  The one currently
available in extras is 2.2.9.

See also http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2964
Comment 1 Michal Jaegermann 2005-10-04 11:56:36 EDT
Sorry. A false alarm.  This turned out really to be a funny in my yum
configuration which decided to forget to pick up updates from extras leaving
me with a version 2.2.9.  I should have check first repositories myself
instead of relying on yum.

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