Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : openoffice.org (ELSA-2010-0643)

High Nessus Plugin ID 68087

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0643 :

Updated openoffice.org packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation manager, formula editor, and a drawing program.

An integer truncation error, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way the OpenOffice.org Impress presentation application sanitized a file's dictionary property items. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted Microsoft Office PowerPoint file that, when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org Impress to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org Impress. (CVE-2010-2935)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way OpenOffice.org Impress processed polygons in input documents. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted Microsoft Office PowerPoint file that, when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org Impress to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org Impress.
(CVE-2010-2936)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, this erratum provides updated openoffice.org packages. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, this erratum provides updated openoffice.org and openoffice.org2 packages. All running instances of OpenOffice.org applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected openoffice.org packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-August/001610.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2010-August/001611.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68087

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2010-0643.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openoffice.org, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openoffice.org-i18n, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openoffice.org-kde, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:openoffice.org-libs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/08/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2935, CVE-2010-2936

BID: 42202

RHSA: 2010:0643