Scientific Linux Security Update : on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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 Scientific 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)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60425 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2152

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