Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openoffice.org (MDVSA-2008:137)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Integer overflow in the rtl_allocateMemory function in
sal/rtl/source/alloc_global.c in OpenOffice.org (OOo) 2.0 through 2.4
allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file
that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow. (CVE-2008-2152)

Also, according to bug #38874 decimal numbers on Hebrew documents
would appear as Arabic characters. Another issue (#39799) is with
measurements units configuration to format paragraphs on the menu:
(Tools -> Options -> OpenOffice.org Writer -> General). Even setting
to centimeters on (Indent & Spacing) option it shows as characters
(ch) on (Indents & Spacing) configuration on the menu: (Format ->
Paragraph -> Indents & Spacing). Moreover, a document holding
Notes edited on Microsoft Office would not show when opened with
OpenOffice.

These and a number of other OpenOffice.org issues were fixed by the
new version provided in this update.

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)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37435 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-137.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2152

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