GLSA 200504-13: OpenOffice.Org: DOC document Heap Overflow
Posted on: 04/15/2005 11:09 AM

An OpenOffice.Org security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.Org: DOC document Heap Overflow
Date: April 15, 2005
Bugs: #88863
ID: 200504-13

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Synopsis
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OpenOffice.Org is vulnerable to a heap overflow when processing DOC documents, which could lead to arbitrary code execution.

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 lt; 1.1.4-r1 gt;= 1.1.4-r1
2 app-office/openoffice-bin lt; 1.1.4-r1 gt;= 1.1.4-r1
3 app-office/openoffice-ximian lt; 1.3.9-r1 gt;= 1.3.9-r1
*gt;= 1.3.6-r1
*gt;= 1.3.7-r1
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3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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AD-LAB has discovered a heap overflow in the "StgCompObjStream::Load()" function when processing DOC documents.

Impact
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An attacker could design a malicious DOC document containing a specially crafted header which, when processed by OpenOffice.Org, would result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/openoffice-1.1.4-r1"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.4-r1"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-office/openoffice-ximian

Note to PPC users: There is no fixed OpenOffice.Org binary version for the PPC architecture yet. Affected users are encouraged to switch to the latest OpenOffice.Org source package.

Note to SPARC users: There is no stable OpenOffice.Org fixed version for the SPARC architecture. Affected users should switch to the latest OpenOffice.Org Ximian version.

References
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[ 1 ] OpenOffice.Org Issue 46388
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=46388
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-0941
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0941

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-200504-13.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 2005 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/2.0


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