GLSA-200710-24 : Heap-based buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 27556


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-24 ( Heap-based buffer overflow)

iDefense Labs reported that the TIFF parsing code uses untrusted values to calculate buffer sizes, which can lead to an integer overflow resulting in heap-based buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document, possibly leading to execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-2.3.0' All binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.3.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27556

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/25

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2007/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2834

OSVDB: 40546

GLSA: 200710-24

CWE: 189