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Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
USN-677-1 fixed vulnerabilities in OpenOffice.org. The changes
required that openoffice.org-l10n also be updated for the new version
in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
Multiple memory overflow flaws were discovered in OpenOffice.org's
handling of WMF and EMF files. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted document, a remote attacker might be able to execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-2237, CVE-2008-2238)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that senddoc, as included in
OpenOffice.org, created temporary files in an insecure way.
Local users could exploit a race condition to create or
overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 37546 ()
Bugtraq ID: 31962
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2237CVE-2008-2238CVE-2008-4937
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