[gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201502-09 ] Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Fabricante: Gentoo
Fecha: 07/02/2015
Identificador: GLSA 201502-09
[gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201502-09 ] Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201502-09 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code Date: February 07, 2015 Bugs: #531404 ID: 201502-09 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== A buffer overflow vulnerability in Antiword could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service. Background ========== Antiword is a free MS Word reader. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-text/antiword < 0.37-r1 >= 0.37-r1 Description =========== A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in wordole.c in Antiword. Impact ====== A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document using Antiword, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All Antiword users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/antiword-0.37-r1" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2014-8123 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-8123 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201502-09.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2015 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5