GLSA 200607-12 OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 07/28/2006 11:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200607-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: July 28, 2006
Bugs: #138545
ID: 200607-12

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Synopsis
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OpenOffice.org is affected by three security vulnerabilities which can
be exploited to allow the execution of arbitrary code by a remote
attacker.

Background
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OpenOffice.org is an open source office productivity suite, including
word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, 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; 2.0.3 gt;= 2.0.3
2 app-office/openoffice-bin lt; 2.0.3 gt;= 2.0.3
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Internal security audits by OpenOffice.org have discovered three
security vulnerabilities related to Java applets, macros and the XML
file format parser.

* Specially crafted Java applets can break through the "sandbox".

* Specially crafted macros make it possible to inject BASIC code into
documents which is executed when the document is loaded.

* Loading a malformed XML file can cause a buffer overflow.

Impact
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An attacker might exploit these vulnerabilities to escape the Java
sandbox, execute arbitrary code or BASIC code with the permissions of
the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround
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Disabling Java applets will protect against the vulnerability in the
handling of Java applets. There are no workarounds for the macro and
file format vulnerabilities.

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-2.0.3"

References
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[ 1 ] OpenOffice.org Security Bulletin 2006-06-29
http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin-20060629.html
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-2199
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2199
[ 3 ] CVE-2006-2198
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2198
[ 4 ] CVE-2006-3117
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3117

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-200607-12.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 2006 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/2.5



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