GLSA 200410-17: OpenOffice.org: Temporary files disclosure
Posted on: 10/20/2004 04:43 PM

An OpenOffice.org security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200410-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: OpenOffice.org: Temporary files disclosure
Date: October 20, 2004
Bugs: #63556
ID: 200410-17

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Synopsis
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OpenOffice.org uses insecure temporary files which could allow a malicious local user to gain knowledge of sensitive information from other users' documents.

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 == 1.1.2 < 1.1.2
>= 1.1.3
2 app-office/openoffice-bin == 1.1.2 < 1.1.2
>= 1.1.3
3 app-office/openoffice-ximian == 1.1.60 < 1.1.60
== 1.1.61 >= 1.3.4
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3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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On start-up, OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 creates a temporary directory with insecure permissions. When a document is saved, a compressed copy of it can be found in that directory.

Impact
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A malicious local user could obtain the temporary files and thus read documents belonging to other users.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All affected OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.3"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.3"

All affected OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.3"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.3"

All affected OpenOffice.org Ximian users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.3.4"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.3.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0752
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0752
[ 2 ] OpenOffice.org Issue 33357
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=33357

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-200410-17.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 Foundation, 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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