Debian DSA-1104-2 : openoffice.org - several vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 22646

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Loading 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.

Solution

Upgrade 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.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2006-2198

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2006-2199

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2006-3117

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1104

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22646

File Name: debian_DSA-1104.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2018/08/09

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:debian:debian_linux:openoffice.org, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/30

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1104