RHEL 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2007:0033)
High Nessus Plugin ID 24896
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated openoffice.org packages to correct security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, formula editor, and drawing program.
iDefense reported an integer overflow flaw in libwpd, a library used internally to OpenOffice.org for handling Word Perfect documents. An attacker could create a carefully crafted Word Perfect file that could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-1466)
John Heasman discovered a stack overflow in the StarCalc parser in OpenOffice.org. An attacker could create a carefully crafted StarCalc file that could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-0238)
Flaws were discovered in the way OpenOffice.org handled hyperlinks. An attacker could create an OpenOffice.org document which could run commands if a victim opened the file and clicked on a malicious hyperlink. (CVE-2007-0239)
All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.
Red Hat would like to thank Fridrich Strba for alerting us to the issue CVE-2007-1466 and providing a patch, and John Heasman for CVE-2007-0238.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.