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Red Hat: Updated libwpd packages fix one security issue

libwpd is a library for reading and converting Corel WordPerfect Office documents. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libwpd processed certain Corel WordPerfect Office documents (.wpd files). An attacker could provide a specially-crafted .wpd file that, when opened in an application linked against libwpd, such as OpenOffice.org, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Updated packages are available from ftp.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: libwpd security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2012:1043-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1043.html
Issue date:        2012-06-26
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-2149 
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1. Summary:

Updated libwpd packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

libwpd is a library for reading and converting Corel WordPerfect Office
documents.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libwpd processed certain
Corel WordPerfect Office documents (.wpd files). An attacker could provide
a specially-crafted .wpd file that, when opened in an application linked
against libwpd, such as OpenOffice.org, would cause the application to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the application. (CVE-2012-2149)

All libwpd users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications
that are linked against libwpd must be restarted for this update to take
effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

822207 - CVE-2012-2149 libwpd: Memory overwrite flaw by processing certain WordPerfect (WPD) documents

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-tools-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
libwpd-tools-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-devel-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
libwpd-devel-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-devel-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.src.rpm

i386:
libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-devel-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-tools-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm

x86_64:
libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-debuginfo-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
libwpd-devel-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.i386.rpm
libwpd-devel-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm
libwpd-tools-0.8.7-3.1.el5_8.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2149.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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