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Security update for libwmf

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(Last modified: 18JUL2006)


solutions Security update for libwmf SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8d3fb155961488f0003a411557d7036c)

Applies to

Package: libwmf
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IPF
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11101
Release: 20060718
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A heap overflow could be triggered by specially crafted WMF (Windows Meta Files) in the libwmf library. This problem could be exploited to execute code, by a remote attacker providing a file with embedded WMF data to an application understanding this (like OpenOffice_org, abiword, gimp).
This issue is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-3376.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh libwmf.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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