Ubuntu 5.04 / 6.06 LTS : openoffice.org-amd64, openoffice.org vulnerabilities (USN-313-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was possible to embed Basic macros in documents in a way that
OpenOffice.org would not ask for confirmation about executing them. By
tricking a user into opening a malicious document, this could be
exploited to run arbitrary Basic code (including local file access and
modification) with the user's privileges. (CVE-2006-2198)

A flaw was discovered in the Java sandbox which allowed Java applets
to break out of the sandbox and execute code without restrictions. By
tricking a user into opening a malicious document, this could be
exploited to run arbitrary code with the user's privileges. This
update disables Java applets for OpenOffice.org, since it is not
generally possible to guarantee the sandbox restrictions.
(CVE-2006-2199)

A buffer overflow has been found in the XML parser. By tricking a user
into opening a specially crafted XML file with OpenOffice.org, this
could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's
privileges. (CVE-2006-3117).

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 :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27888 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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