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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200603-25 ] OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included libcurl (GLSA 200603-25)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 27, 2006
Bug(s): #126433
ID: 200603-25

Synopsis


OpenOffice.org contains a vulnerable version of libcurl that may cause a
heap overflow when parsing URLs.


Background


OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite, including word
processing, spreadsheet, presentation, data charting, formula editing
and file conversion facilities. libcurl, which is included in
OpenOffice.org, is a free and easy-to-use client-side library for
transferring files with URL syntaxes, supporting numerous protocols.


Affected Packages

Package: app-office/openoffice-bin
Vulnerable: < 2.0.2
Unaffected: >= 2.0.2
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: app-office/openoffice
Vulnerable: < 2.0.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.0.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


OpenOffice.org includes libcurl code. This libcurl code is
vulnerable to a heap overflow when it tries to parse a URL that exceeds
a 256-byte limit (GLSA 200512-09).


Impact


An attacker could entice a user to call a specially crafted URL
with OpenOffice.org, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest
version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.0.2"

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.0.1-r1"


References

CVE-2005-4077
Hardened-PHP Advisory 24/2005
GLSA 200512-09


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