Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : openoffice.org vulnerability (USN-121-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The StgCompObjStream::Load() failed to check the validity of a length
field in documents. If an attacker tricked a user to open a specially
crafted OpenOffice file, this triggered a buffer overflow which could
lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user
opening the document.

The update for Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) also contains a
translation update: The 'openoffice.org-l10n-xh' package now contains
actual Xhosa translations (the previous version just shipped English
strings).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20510 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0941

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