Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : (ELSA-2008-0538)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0538 :

Updated packages to correct two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team. is an office productivity suite that includes desktop
applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation
manager, formula editor, and drawing program.

Sean Larsson found a heap overflow flaw in the OpenOffice memory
allocator. If a carefully crafted file was opened by a victim, an
attacker could use the flaw to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2152)

It was discovered that certain libraries in the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 and 4 packages had an insecure relative RPATH
(runtime library search path) set in the ELF (Executable and Linking
Format) header. A local user able to convince another user to run
OpenOffice in an attacker-controlled directory, could run arbitrary
code with the privileges of the victim. (CVE-2008-2366)

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

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67710 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2152