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[DSA579] DSA-579-1 abiword Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the wv library,
used for converting and previewing word documents. On exploitation an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running the vulnerable application.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
The package in the unstable distribution (sid) is not affected.
We recommend that you upgrade your abiword package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-579
Threat Level: High
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