Debian Security Advisory

DSA-1270-2 -- several vulnerabilities

Date Reported:
20 Mar 2007
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2007-0002, CVE-2007-0238, CVE-2007-0239.
More information:

Several security related problems have been discovered in, the free office suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2007-0002

    iDefense reported several integer overflow bugs in libwpd, a library for handling WordPerfect documents that is included in Attackers are able to exploit these with carefully crafted WordPerfect files that could cause an application linked with libwpd to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2007-0238

    Next Generation Security discovered that the StarCalc parser in contains an easily exploitable stack overflow that could be used by a specially crafted document to execute arbitrary code.

  • CVE-2007-0239

    It has been reported that does not escape shell meta characters and is hence vulnerable to execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted document after the user clicked to a prepared link.

This updated advisory only provides packages for the upcoming etch release alias Debian GNU/Linux 4.0.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.3-9sarge6.

For the testing distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.4.dfsg.2-5etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.4.dfsg.2-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your packages.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)

Architecture-independent component:
Intel IA-32:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.