Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (ELSA-2007-0406)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67513
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0406 :
Updated openoffice.org packages to correct a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, formula editor, and drawing program.
A heap overflow flaw was found in the RTF import filer. An attacker could create a carefully crafted RTF file that could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2007-0245)
All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported fix to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected openoffice.org packages.