RHEL 5 : openoffice.org (RHSA-2008:0835)
High Nessus Plugin ID 34058
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated openoffice.org packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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 a drawing program.
A numeric truncation error was found in the OpenOffice.org memory allocator. If a carefully crafted file was opened by a victim, an attacker could use this flaw to crash OpenOffice.org or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-3282)
All users of openoffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.