Scientific Linux Security Update : libreoffice on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

LibreOffice is an open source, community-developed office productivity
suite. It includes the key 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
LibreOffice 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 a
LibreOffice application, would cause the application to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application. (CVE-2012-2665)

All LibreOffice users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
All running instances of LibreOffice applications must be restarted
for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?715bb340

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61409 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2665