RHEL 5 : openoffice.org, hsqldb (RHSA-2007:1048)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated openoffice.org and hsqldb packages that fix security flaws are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite. HSQLDB is a Java
relational database engine used by OpenOffice.org Base.

It was discovered that HSQLDB could allow the execution of arbitrary
public static Java methods. A carefully crafted odb file opened in
OpenOffice.org Base could execute arbitrary commands with the
permissions of the user running OpenOffice.org. (CVE-2007-4575)

It was discovered that HSQLDB did not have a password set on the 'sa'
user. If HSQLDB has been configured as a service, a remote attacker
who could connect to the HSQLDB port (tcp 9001) could execute
arbitrary SQL commands. (CVE-2003-0845)

Note that in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, HSQLDB is not enabled as a
service by default, and needs manual configuration in order to work as
a service.

Users of OpenOffice.org or HSQLDB should update to these errata
packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0845.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-4575.html
http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2007-4575.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1048.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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63845 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0845
CVE-2007-4575