Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (ELSA-2008-0176)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0176 :

Updated openoffice.org 1.x packages to correct multiple security
issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.

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 EMF parser. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted EMF file that could cause OpenOffice.org to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the malicious EMF image
was added to a document or if a document containing the malicious EMF
file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-5746)

A heap overflow flaw was found in the OLE Structured Storage file
parser. (OLE Structured Storage is a format used by Microsoft Office
documents.) An attacker could create a carefully crafted OLE file that
could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code
if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2008-0320)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported fixes to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-April/000579.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-April/000580.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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67666 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28819

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5746
CVE-2008-0320