RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2008:0939)

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 that correct security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 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 drawing program.

SureRun Security Team discovered an integer overflow flaw leading to a
heap buffer overflow in the Windows Metafile (WMF) image format
parser. An attacker could create a carefully crafted document
containing a malicious WMF file that could cause OpenOffice.org to
crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code if opened by a victim.
(CVE-2008-2237)

Multiple integer overflow flaws were found in the Enhanced Windows
Metafile (EMF) parser. An attacker could create a carefully crafted
document containing a malicious EMF file that could cause
OpenOffice.org to crash, or, possibly, execute arbitrary code if
opened by a victim. (CVE-2008-2238)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches that correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2237.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2008-2238.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0939.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: 34696 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2237
CVE-2008-2238