Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (ELSA-2010-0643)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0643 :

Updated openoffice.org packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

An integer truncation error, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow,
was found in the way the OpenOffice.org Impress presentation
application sanitized a file's dictionary property items. An attacker
could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted Microsoft Office
PowerPoint file that, when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org Impress
to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running OpenOffice.org Impress. (CVE-2010-2935)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way OpenOffice.org Impress processed polygons in input
documents. An attacker could use this flaw to create a
specially-crafted Microsoft Office PowerPoint file that, when opened,
would cause OpenOffice.org Impress to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org
Impress. (CVE-2010-2936)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, this erratum provides updated
openoffice.org packages. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, this erratum
provides updated openoffice.org and openoffice.org2 packages. All
running instances of OpenOffice.org applications must be restarted for
this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-August/001611.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-August/001610.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 : 7.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68087 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42202

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2935
CVE-2010-2936