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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: OpenOffice.org: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200807-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 09, 2008
Bug(s): #225723
ID: 200807-05

Synopsis

An integer overflow vulnerability has been reported in OpenOffice.org.

Background

OpenOffice.org is an open source office productivity suite, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, data charting, formula editing, and file conversion facilities.

Affected Packages

Package: app-office/openoffice
Vulnerable: < 2.4.1
Unaffected: >= 2.4.1
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: app-office/openoffice-bin
Vulnerable: < 2.4.1
Unaffected: >= 2.4.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Sean Larsson (iDefense Labs) reported an integer overflow in the function rtl_allocateMemory() in the file sal/rtl/source/alloc_global.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.4.1"
All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.4.1"


References

CVE-2008-2152


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