An integer overflow could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||app-text/wv2 on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.2.3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.2.3|
wv2 is a filter library for Microsoft Word files, used in many Office suites.
A boundary checking error was found in wv2, which could lead to an integer overflow.
An attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the program that uses the library via a maliciously crafted Microsoft Word document.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All wv2 users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/wv2-0.2.3"
June 23, 2006
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