GLSA-200701-07 : EMF/WMF file handling vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 24205
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-07 ( EMF/WMF file handling vulnerabilities)

John Heasman of NGSSoftware has discovered integer overflows in the EMR_POLYPOLYGON and EMR_POLYPOLYGON16 processing and an error within the handling of META_ESCAPE records.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause heap overflows and potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running by enticing the user to open a document containing a malicious WMF/EMF file.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround known at this time.


All binary users should update to version 2.1.0 or later:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.1.0' All users should update to version 2.0.4 or later:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-2.0.4'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24205

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-07.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 1/17/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5870

GLSA: 200701-07