A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 6.10: libwv-1.2-1 1.2.1-2ubuntu0.1
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.
An integer overflow was discovered in the DOC file parser of the wv library. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted MSWord (.DOC) file, remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.