RHEL 5 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2007:0069)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated openoffice.org packages to correct security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop
applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation
manager, formula editor, and drawing program.

John Heasman discovered a stack overflow in the StarCalc parser in
OpenOffice. An attacker could create a carefully crafted StarCalc file
that could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-0238)

Flaws were discovered in the way OpenOffice.org handled hyperlinks. An
attacker could create an OpenOffice.org document which could run
commands if a victim opened the file and clicked on a malicious
hyperlink. (CVE-2007-0239)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported fix to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-0238.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-0239.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0069.html

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)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63838 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0238
CVE-2007-0239