Bug 822207 (CVE-2012-2149) - CVE-2012-2149 libwpd: Memory overwrite flaw by processing certain WordPerfect (WPD) documents
Summary: CVE-2012-2149 libwpd: Memory overwrite flaw by processing certain WordPerfect...
Alias: CVE-2012-2149
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability   
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Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 829381 829382
Blocks: 821911
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-05-16 16:07 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2012-11-12 15:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-26 18:52:45 UTC
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backport to RHEL-5 (3.96 KB, patch)
2012-05-17 12:50 UTC, Caolan McNamara
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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:1043 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: libwpd security update 2012-06-26 21:19:37 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-16 16:07:28 UTC
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 16:11:57 UTC
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 17:20:36 UTC
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

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