Antiword: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201502-09

A buffer overflow vulnerability in Antiword could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

app-text/antiword on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.37-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.37-r1

Background

Antiword is a free MS Word reader.

Description

A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in wordole.c in Antiword.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Antiword users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/antiword-0.37-r1"
 

References

Release Date
February 07, 2015

Latest Revision
February 07, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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