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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20510 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0941