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[DSA550] DSA-550-1 wv Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
iDEFENSE discovered a buffer overflow in the wv library, used to
convert and preview Microsoft Word documents. A possible hacker could
create a specially crafted document that could lead wvHtml to execute
arbitrary code on the victims machine.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your wv package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-550
Threat Level: High
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