Synopsis: Updated abiword resolves security vulnerabilities
Advisory ID: FLSA:1906
Issue date: 2005-02-08
Product: Red Hat Linux
Cross references: https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1906
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0645
Updated abiword packages that fix a security vulnerability are now
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
3. Problem description:
AbiWord is a cross-platform, open-source word processor.
A buffer overflow in the wv library included in abiword allows remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code via a document with a long DateTime
All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported fix and are not vulnerable to this issue.
Fedora Legacy would like to thank Marc Deslauriers for reporting this issue,
and Dave Botsch and Marc Deslauriers and preparing updated RPMs.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or
apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to configure yum