Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : openoffice.org, openoffice.org-amd64 vulnerabilities (USN-677-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36611
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMultiple memory overflow flaws were discovered in OpenOffice.org's handling of WMF and EMF files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker might be able to execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2008-2237, CVE-2008-2238)
Dmitry E. Oboukhov discovered that senddoc, as included in OpenOffice.org, created temporary files in an insecure way. Local users could exploit a race condition to create or overwrite files with the privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2008-4937).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.