GLSA 200405-04: OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV
Posted on: 05/12/2004 05:46 AM

An OpenOffice update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200405-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers
Date: May 11, 2004
Bugs: #47926
ID: 200405-04

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Synopsis
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Several format string vulnerabilities are present in the Neon library included in OpenOffice.org, allowing remote execution of arbitrary code when connected to an untrusted WebDAV server.

Background
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OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, data charting, formula editing, and file conversion facilities.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-office/openoffice <= 1.1.1 >= 1.1.1-r1
2 app-office/openoffice <= 1.0.3-r1 >= 1.0.3-r2
3 app-office/openoffice <= 1.1.0-r3 >= 1.1.0-r4
4 app-office/openoffice-ximian <= 1.1.51 >= 1.1.51-r1
5 app-office/openoffice-ximian-bin <= 1.1.52 1.1.51-r1
6 app-office/openoffice-bin <= 1.1.1 1.1.51-r1
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# Package 1 [app-office/openoffice] only applies to X86 users.
# Package 2 [app-office/openoffice] only applies to PPC users.
# Package 3 [app-office/openoffice] only applies to SPARC users.

NOTE: All packages listed without architecture tags apply to all architectures...
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6 affected packages
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Description
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OpenOffice.org includes code from the Neon library in functions related to publication on WebDAV servers. This library is vulnerable to several format string attacks.

Impact
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If you use the WebDAV publication and connect to a malicious WebDAV server, this server can exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround
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As a workaround, you should not use the WebDAV publication facilities.

Resolution
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There is no binary version including the fix yet. All users of the openoffice-bin and ximian-openoffice-bin packages making use of the WebDAV publication functions should upgrade to the latest version of the corresponding source-based package.

openoffice users on the x86 architecture should:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.1-r1"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.1-r1"

openoffice users on the sparc architecture should:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.0-r3"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.0-r3"

openoffice users on the ppc architecture should:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.0.3-r1"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.0.3-r1"

openoffice-ximian users should:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.1.51-r1"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.1.51-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0179
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0179
[ 2 ] Neon vulnerabilities (GLSA 200405-01)
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-01.xml

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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