GLSA-200603-25 : OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included libcurl

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-25
(OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included libcurl)

OpenOffice.org includes libcurl code. This libcurl code is
vulnerable to a heap overflow when it tries to parse a URL that exceeds
a 256-byte limit (GLSA 200512-09).

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to call a specially crafted URL
with OpenOffice.org, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_242005.109.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200512-09.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200603-25.xml

Solution :

All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.0.2'
All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-2.0.1-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21160 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-25.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4077