RHEL 3 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2004:446)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 14739


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


Updated openoffice.org packages that fix a security issue in temporary file handling are now available.

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

Secunia Research reported an issue with the handling of temporary files. A malicious local user could use this flaw to access the contents of another user's open documents. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0752 to this issue.

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 14739

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-446.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/09/15

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

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: 2004/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0752

OSVDB: 9804

RHSA: 2004:446

Secunia: 12302