RHEL 5 : openoffice.org, hsqldb (RHSA-2007:1048)
High Nessus Plugin ID 63845
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated openoffice.org and hsqldb packages that fix security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite. HSQLDB is a Java relational database engine used by OpenOffice.org Base.
It 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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, HSQLDB is not enabled as a service by default, and needs manual configuration in order to work as a service.
Users of OpenOffice.org or HSQLDB should update to these errata packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.