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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KOffice Vendors:   KDE.org
KOffice Integer Overflow in KPresenter May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017318
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017318
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6120   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 30 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in 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 PPT file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow in KPresenter and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a PPT file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.6.1).

The KDE advisory is available at:

http://www.koffice.org/announcements/changelog-1.6.1.php

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 20 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) KOffice Integer Overflow in KPresenter May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.



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