RHEL 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2008:0176)
High Nessus Plugin ID 32019
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated openoffice.org 1.x packages to correct multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.
A heap overflow flaw was found in the EMF parser. An attacker could create a carefully crafted EMF file that could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the malicious EMF image was added to a document or if a document containing the malicious EMF file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-5746)
A heap overflow flaw was found in the OLE Structured Storage file parser. (OLE Structured Storage is a format used by Microsoft Office documents.) An attacker could create a carefully crafted OLE file that could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2008-0320)
All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported fixes to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.