Public Date:
822207: CVE-2012-2149 libwpd: Memory overwrite flaw by processing certain WordPerfect (WPD) documents

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The WPXContentListener::_closeTableRow function in WPXContentListener.cpp in libwpd 0.8.8, as used by (OOo) before 3.4, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Wordperfect .WPD document that causes a negative array index to be used. NOTE: some sources report this issue as an integer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2149 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (libwpd) RHSA-2012:1043 2012-06-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (libwpd) RHSA-2012:1043 2012-06-26

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libwpd Not affected