Gnumeric is vulnerable to a heap overflow, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||app-office/gnumeric on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.4.3-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.4.3-r2|
The Gnumeric spreadsheet is a versatile application developed as part of the GNOME Office project. libpcre is a library providing functions for Perl-compatible regular expressions.
Gnumeric contains a private copy of libpcre which is subject to an integer overflow leading to a heap overflow (see GLSA 200508-17).
An attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted spreadsheet, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Gnumeric.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/gnumeric-1.4.3-r2"
September 03, 2005
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