GLSA-201703-01 : OpenOffice: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97813


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201703-01 (OpenOffice: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An exploitable out-of-bounds vulnerability exists in OpenOffice Impress when handling MetaActions.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted OpenDocument Presentation .ODP or Presentation Template .OTP file using OpenOffice Impress, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/openoffice-bin-4.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97813

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201703-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/03/20

Modified: 2017/11/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openoffice-bin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1513

GLSA: 201703-01