The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop
applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet application,
presentation manager, formula editor, and a drawing program.
An integer overflow flaw, leading to a buffer overflow, was found in
the way OpenOffice.org processed an invalid Escher graphics records
length in Microsoft Office PowerPoint documents. An attacker could
provide a specially crafted Microsoft Office PowerPoint document that,
when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Multiple integer overflow flaws, leading to heap-based buffer
overflows, were found in the JPEG, PNG, and BMP image file reader
implementations in OpenOffice.org. An attacker could provide a
specially crafted JPEG, PNG, or BMP image file that, when opened in an
OpenOffice.org application, would cause the application to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2012-1149)
All OpenOffice.org users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
All running instances of OpenOffice.org applications must be restarted
for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5