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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KOffice Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE KWord Buffer Overflow in Importing RTF Files May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015035
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015035
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2971   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 11 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): KOffice 1.2.0 through 1.4.1.
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE KOffice. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted RTF document that, when imported by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in KWord. Arbitrary code may be executed on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor credits Chris Evans with reporting this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051011-1.txt

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when imported by the target user, will cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

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

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051011-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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