RHEL 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2007:0001)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated openoffice.org packages are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop
applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation
manager, formula editor, and drawing program.

Several integer overflow bugs were found in the OpenOffice.org WMF
file processor. An attacker could create a carefully crafted WMF file
that could cause OpenOffice.org to execute arbitrary code when the
file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2006-5870)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported fix for this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-5870.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0001.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23993 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5870