Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : openoffice.org vulnerability (USN-121-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20510
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe StgCompObjStream::Load() failed to check the validity of a length field in documents. If an attacker tricked a user to open a specially crafted OpenOffice file, this triggered a buffer overflow which could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user opening the document.
The update for Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) also contains a translation update: The 'openoffice.org-l10n-xh' package now contains actual Xhosa translations (the previous version just shipped English strings).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.