Scientific Linux Security Update : openoffice.org, hsqldb on SL5.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 60324
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was discovered that HSQLDB could allow the execution of arbitrary public static Java methods. A carefully crafted odb file opened in OpenOffice.org Base could execute arbitrary commands with the permissions of the user running OpenOffice.org. (CVE-2007-4575)
It was discovered that HSQLDB did not have a password set on the 'sa' user. If HSQLDB has been configured as a service, a remote attacker who could connect to the HSQLDB port (tcp 9001) could execute arbitrary SQL commands. (CVE-2003-0845)
Note that in Scientific Linux 5, HSQLDB is not enabled as a service by default, and needs manual configuration in order to work as a service.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.