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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] KOffice/KWord (SSA:2005-310-02)
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 13:02:58 -0800 (PST)
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[slackware-security]  KOffice/KWord (SSA:2005-310-02)

New KOffice packages are available for Slackware 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 
and -current to fix a security issue with KWord.  A buffer overflow in
the RTF import functionality could result in the execution of arbitrary
code.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2971


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz:  Patched.
  Fixes a buffer overflow in KWord's RTF import discovered by Chris Evans.
  For more details, see:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2971
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/koffice-1.2.1-i486-6.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/koffice-1.3.1-i486-4.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/koffice-1.3.5-i486-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.2/patches/packages/koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/kde/koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 9.1 package:
a5503e60f4c8a2fd5bf37bc39317ea36  koffice-1.2.1-i486-6.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
6a18c08c734c2b5fef1151eb1c5bf0ee  koffice-1.3.1-i486-4.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
ec4776da58e7b8607d7e1cb6f6e2f686  koffice-1.3.5-i486-3.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
f9c5d2324334c752da35cb3542290440  koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
f9c5d2324334c752da35cb3542290440  koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg koffice-1.4.1-i486-2.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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