High Nessus Plugin ID 24420
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2006:040 (OpenOffice_org).
Following security problems were found and fixed in OpenOffice_org:
A security vulnerability in OpenOffice.org may make it possible to inject basic code into documents which is executed upon loading of the document. The user will not be asked or notified and the macro will have full access to system resources with current user's privileges. As a result, the macro may delete/replace system files, read/send private data and/or cause additional security issues.
Note that this attack works even with Macro execution disabled.
This attack allows remote attackers to modify files / execute code as the user opening the document.
A security vulnerability related to OpenOffice.org documents may allow certain Java applets to break through the 'sandbox' and therefore have full access to system resources with current user privileges. The offending Applets may be constructed to destroy/replace system files, read or send private data, and/or cause additional security issues.
Since Java applet support is only there for historical reasons, as StarOffice was providing browser support, the support has now been disabled by default.
A buffer overflow in the XML UTF8 converter allows for a value to be written to an arbitrary location in memory. This may lead to command execution in the context of the current user.