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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61287


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

Description is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation manager, formula editor, and a drawing program. embeds a copy of Raptor, which provides parsers for Resource Description Framework (RDF) files.

An XML External Entity expansion flaw was found in the way Raptor processed RDF files. If were to open a specially crafted file (such as an OpenDocument Format or OpenDocument Presentation file), it could possibly allow a remote attacker to obtain a copy of an arbitrary local file that the user running had access to. A bug in the way Raptor handled external entities could cause to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running

All users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue. All running instances of applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61287

File Name: sl_20120322_openoffice_org_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2012/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0037