RHEL 4 : openoffice.org2 (RHSA-2007:1090)

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.org2 packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite. HSQLDB is the default
database engine shipped with OpenOffice.org 2.

It was discovered that HSQLDB could allow the execution of arbitrary
public static Java methods. A carefully crafted odb file opened in
OpenOffice.org Base could execute arbitrary commands with the
permissions of the user running OpenOffice.org. (CVE-2007-4575)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-4575.html
http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2007-4575.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1090.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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29235 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4575