A buffer overflow vulnerability in Antiword could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
|Package||app-text/antiword on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.37-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.37-r1|
Antiword is a free MS Word reader.
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in wordole.c in Antiword.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document using Antiword, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Antiword users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/antiword-0.37-r1"
February 07, 2015
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