Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : openoffice.org vulnerabilities (USN-840-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 41969
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDyon Balding discovered flaws in the way OpenOffice.org handled tables. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted Word document, a remote attacker might be able to execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-0200, CVE-2009-0201)
A memory overflow flaw was discovered in OpenOffice.org's handling of 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-2009-2139).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.