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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   AbiWord Vendors:   AbiSource
AbiWord Buffer Overflow in RTF Importer May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014982
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014982
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2964   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 15 2008
Original Entry Date:  Sep 28 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.2.10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in AbiWord. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted RTF file that, when imported by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Chris Evans discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.2.10), available at:

http://www.abisource.com/download/

Vendor URL:  www.abisource.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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