GLSA-200607-12 : OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200607-12
(OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Internal security audits by OpenOffice.org have discovered three
security vulnerabilities related to Java applets, macros and the XML
file format parser.
Specially crafted Java applets can
break through the 'sandbox'.
Specially crafted macros make it
possible to inject BASIC code into documents which is executed when the
document is loaded.
Loading a malformed XML file can cause a
buffer overflow.

Impact :

An attacker might exploit these vulnerabilities to escape the Java
sandbox, execute arbitrary code or BASIC code with the permissions of
the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround :

Disabling Java applets will protect against the vulnerability in the
handling of Java applets. There are no workarounds for the macro and
file format vulnerabilities.

See also :

http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin-20060629.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200607-12.xml

Solution :

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-2.0.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22120 (gentoo_GLSA-200607-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2198
CVE-2006-2199
CVE-2006-3117