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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:07:00 +1100
From: Murray McAllister <>
CC: Kurt Seifried <>,
Subject: Re: CVE request: ppthtml heap-based buffer overflow

On 11/14/2013 03:11 PM, Murray McAllister wrote:
> Morning,
> A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was reported in ppthtml:
> Looking in xlhtml-0.5-15.fc19.src.rpm, I think the root cause of the
> problem is in __OLEdecode() with an under allocation here:
> 163   BDepot = (U8 *) malloc (0x0200 * (num_bbd_blocks + num_xbbd_blocks));

Setting num_bbd_blocks and num_xbbd_blocks both to "1" also leads 
similar problems.

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