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Secunia Security Advisory 20665

Secunia Security Advisory 20665
Posted Jun 15, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in wvWare wv2 Library, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

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Secunia Security Advisory 20665

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TITLE:
wvWare wv2 Library Integer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA20665

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/20665/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
wv2 0.x
http://secunia.com/product/10492/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in wvWare wv2 Library, which
potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an
application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error in
"word_helper.h" when handling a Word document. This can be exploited
to cause a buffer overflow and may allow arbitrary code execution via
a specially crafted Word document.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 0.2.2. Prior versions
may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 0.2.3.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=10501&package_id=68781

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=424094&group_id=10501
http://wvware.cvs.sourceforge.net/wvware/wv2/src/word_helper.h?r1=1.17&r2=1.18

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About:
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everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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