RHEL 3 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2004:160)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12487


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated OpenOffice packages that fix a vulnerability in neon exploitable by a malicious DAV server are now available.

OpenOffice.org is an Open Source, community-developed, multi-platform office productivity suite. OpenOffice internally uses inbuilt code from neon, an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

Versions of the neon client library up to and including 0.24.4 have been found to contain a number of format string bugs. An attacker could create a malicious WebDAV server in such a way as to allow arbitrary code execution on the client should a user connect to it using OpenOffice. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0179 to this issue.

Users of OpenOffice are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a patch correcting this issue.


Update the affected openoffice.org, openoffice.org-i18n and / or openoffice.org-libs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12487

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-160.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openoffice.org, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openoffice.org-i18n, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openoffice.org-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2004/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0179

RHSA: 2004:160