[KDE Security Advisory] KOffice/KWord RTF import buffer overflow

2005-10-12T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:9912
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-10-12T00:00:00

Description

KDE Security Advisory: KWord RTF import buffer overflow Original Release Date: 2005-10-11 URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051011-1.txt

  1. References

    CAN-2005-2971
    CESA-2005-005
    
  2. Systems affected:

    All KOffice releases starting from KOffice 1.2.0 up to
    including KOffice 1.4.1.
    
  3. Overview:

    Chris Evans reported a heap based buffer overflow in
    the RTF importer of KWord.
    
  4. Impact:

    Opening specially crafted RTF files in KWord can cause
    execution of abitrary code.
    
  5. Solution:

    Source code patches have been made available which fix these
    vulnerabilities. Contact your OS vendor / binary package provider
    for information about how to obtain updated binary packages.
    
  6. Patch:

    Patch for KOffice 1.4.1 is available from 
    ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :
    
    9f77b327119fd1db0752dab785e2a975  post-koffice-1.4.1-rtfimport.diff
    
    Patch for KOffice 1.3.5 is available from 
    ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :
    
    71a1baa8244dbcc1bfc2bd3c3e3dd40f  post-koffice-1.3.5-rtfimport.diff
    
    Patch for KOffice 1.2.1 is available from 
    ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :
    
    b36488a186aded0f5e812397af3c689a  post-koffice-1.2.1-rtfimport.diff