GLSA-200607-12 : OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 22120

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-12 (OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Internal security audits by OpenOffice.org have discovered three security vulnerabilities related to Java applets, macros and the XML file format parser.
Specially crafted Java applets can break through the 'sandbox'.
Specially crafted macros make it possible to inject BASIC code into documents which is executed when the document is loaded.
Loading a malformed XML file can cause a buffer overflow.
Impact :

An attacker might exploit these vulnerabilities to escape the Java sandbox, execute arbitrary code or BASIC code with the permissions of the user running OpenOffice.org.
Workaround :

Disabling Java applets will protect against the vulnerability in the handling of Java applets. There are no workarounds for the macro and file format vulnerabilities.

Solution

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-2.0.3'

See Also

http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin-20060629.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200607-12

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22120

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200607-12.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2006/07/29

Updated: 2018/08/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openoffice, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openoffice-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2198, CVE-2006-2199, CVE-2006-3117

GLSA: 200607-12