Debian DSA-1104-2 : openoffice.org - several vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 22646
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionLoading malformed XML documents can cause buffer overflows in OpenOffice.org, a free office suite, and cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. It turned out that the correction in DSA 1104-1 was not sufficient, hence, another update. For completeness please find the original advisory text below :
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenOffice.org, a free office suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following problems :
- CVE-2006-2198 It turned out to be possible to embed arbitrary BASIC macros in documents in a way that OpenOffice.org does not see them but executes them anyway without any user interaction.
- CVE-2006-2199 It is possible to evade the Java sandbox with specially crafted Java applets.
- CVE-2006-3117 Loading malformed XML documents can cause buffer overflows and cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code.
This update has the Mozilla component disabled, so that the Mozilla/LDAP addressbook feature won't work anymore. It didn't work on anything else than i386 on sarge either.
SolutionUpgrade the OpenOffice.org packages.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain OpenOffice.org packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.1.3-9sarge3.