RHEL 5 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2008:0835)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated openoffice.org packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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 a drawing program.

A numeric truncation error was found in the OpenOffice.org memory
allocator. If a carefully crafted file was opened by a victim, an
attacker could use this flaw to crash OpenOffice.org or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3282)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-3282.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0835.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: 34058 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3282