GLSA-200712-25 : OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution

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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-200712-25
(OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution)

The HSQLDB engine, as used in Openoffice.org, does not properly enforce
restrictions to SQL statements.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary Java
code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200712-25.xml

Solution :

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-2.3.1'
All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.3.1'
All HSQLDB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/hsqldb-1.8.0.9'

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: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29822 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-25.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4575