Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : openoffice.org vulnerabilities (USN-903-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the XML HMAC signature system did not correctly
check certain lengths. If an attacker sent a truncated HMAC, it could
bypass authentication, leading to potential privilege escalation.
(CVE-2009-0217)

Sebastian Apelt and Frank ReiÃčner discovered that OpenOffice did not
correctly import XPM and GIF images. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted image, an attacker could execute arbitrary
code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-2949, CVE-2009-2950)

Nicolas Joly discovered that OpenOffice did not correctly handle
certain Word documents. If a user were tricked into opening a
specially crafted document, an attacker could execute arbitrary code
with user privileges. (CVE-2009-3301, CVE-2009-3302)

It was discovered that OpenOffice did not correctly handle certain VBA
macros correctly. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted document, an attacker could execute arbitrary macro commands,
bypassing security controls. (CVE-2010-0136).

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44912 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35671
38218
38245

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0217
CVE-2009-2949
CVE-2009-2950
CVE-2009-3301
CVE-2009-3302
CVE-2010-0136