GLSA-200812-13 : OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 35101
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-13 (OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Two heap-based buffer overflows when processing WMF files (CVE-2008-2237) and EMF files (CVE-2008-2238) were discovered. Dmitry E. Oboukhov also reported an insecure temporary file usage within the senddoc script (CVE-2008-4937).
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code. A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. Both cases happen with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-3.0.0' All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-bin-3.0.0'