(RHSA-2007:0055) Important: libwpd security update

2007-03-16T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2007:0055
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T12:09:35

Description

libwpd is a library for reading and converting Word Perfect documents.

iDefense reported several overflow bugs in libwpd. An attacker could create a carefully crafted Word Perfect file that could cause an application linked with libwpd, such as OpenOffice, to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-0002)

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported fix for this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Fridrich Strba for alerting us to these issues and providing a patch.