Scientific Linux Security Update : on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60661


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


CVE-2009-0200 Word document Integer Underflow

CVE-2009-0201 Word document buffer overflow

An integer underflow flaw and a boundary error flaw, both possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, were found in the way parses certain records in Microsoft Word documents. An attacker could create a specially crafted Microsoft Word document, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, could cause to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running (CVE-2009-0200, CVE-2009-0201)

Allrunning instances of applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Note: The openoffice.org2 update for SL4 has been delayed.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60661

File Name: sl_20090904_openoffice_org_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0200, CVE-2009-0201

CWE: 119, 189