RHEL 3 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2004:160)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated OpenOffice packages that fix a vulnerability in neon
exploitable by a malicious DAV server are now available.

OpenOffice.org is an Open Source, community-developed, multi-platform
office productivity suite. OpenOffice internally uses inbuilt code
from neon, an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

Versions of the neon client library up to and including 0.24.4 have
been found to contain a number of format string bugs. An attacker
could create a malicious WebDAV server in such a way as to allow
arbitrary code execution on the client should a user connect to it
using OpenOffice. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0179 to this issue.

Users of OpenOffice are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a patch correcting this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0179.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-160.html

Solution :

Update the affected openoffice.org, openoffice.org-i18n and / or
openoffice.org-libs packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12487 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0179