KOffice readBigBlockDepot() method PPT integer overflow

koffice-readbigblockdepot-overflow (30624) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

KOffice is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the KLaola::readBigBlockDepot() method in filters/olefilters/lib/klaola.cc. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the victim's system or cause the application to crash, if the attacker could persuade a victim to open a specially-crafted PPT file.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of KOffice (version 1.6.1 or later), available from the KOffice Project Web site. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux:
Refer to USN-388-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux:
Refer to Mandriva Advisory MDKSA-2006:222 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 200612-05 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (koffice):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0010 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for patch or upgrade information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Gentoo Linux
  • KDE KOffice prior to 1.6.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium

Reported:

Nov 29, 2006

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