RHEL 5 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2012:1136)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated openoffice.org packages that fix multiple security issues are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

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.

Multiple heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way
OpenOffice.org processed encryption information in the manifest files
of OpenDocument Format files. An attacker could provide a
specially-crafted OpenDocument Format 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-2012-2665)

Upstream acknowledges Timo Warns as the original reporter of these
issues.

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-2665.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1136.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61390 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2665