RHEL 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2008:0538)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated openoffice.org packages to correct two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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.

Sean Larsson found a heap overflow flaw in the OpenOffice memory
allocator. If a carefully crafted file was opened by a victim, an
attacker could use the flaw to crash OpenOffice.org or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2152)

It was discovered that certain libraries in the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 and 4 openoffice.org packages had an insecure relative RPATH
(runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking
Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run
OpenOffice in an attacker-controlled directory, could run arbitrary
code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-2366)

All users of openoffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported fixes which correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2152.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2366.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0538.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: 33192 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2152
CVE-2008-2366