Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : openoffice.org-l10n update (USN-677-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

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.

Solution :

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-2008-2237