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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200812-13 ] OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200812-13)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: December 12, 2008
Bug(s): #235824, #244995
ID: 200812-13

Synopsis


Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice.org might allow for user-assisted
execution of arbitrary code or symlink attacks.


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: < 3.0.0
Unaffected: >= 3.0.0
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: app-office/openoffice-bin
Vulnerable: < 3.0.0
Unaffected: >= 3.0.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Two heap-based buffer overflows when processing WMF files
(CVE-2008-2237) and EMF files (CVE-2008-2238) were discovered. Dmitry
E. Oboukhov also reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
senddoc script (CVE-2008-4937).


Impact


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code. A local
attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on
the system. Both cases happen 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-3.0.0"

All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-3.0.0"


References

CVE-2008-2237
CVE-2008-2238
CVE-2008-4937


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