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wv -- Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Affected packages
wv < 1.2.3


VuXML ID d29dc506-8aa6-11db-bd0d-00123ffe8333
Discovery 2006-10-26
Entry 2006-12-13

Secunia reports:

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in wvWare, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to integer overflows within the "wvGetLFO_records()" and "wvGetLFO_PLF()" functions. These can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows by e.g. tricking a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word document with an application using the library.


CVE Name CVE-2006-4513