Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (ELSA-2007-0848)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0848 :

Updated openoffice.org packages to correct a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 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.

A heap overflow flaw was found in the TIFF parser. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted document containing a malicious TIFF file
that could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code if opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-2834)

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://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-September/000326.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-September/000327.html

Solution :

Update the affected openoffice.org packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67561 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2834