GLSA 200712-25 OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 12/30/2007 08:55 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-25
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution
Date: December 30, 2007
Bugs: #200771, #201799
ID: 200712-25

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Synopsis
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An unspecified vulnerability has been reported in OpenOffice.org,
possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

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; 2.3.1 gt;= 2.3.1
2 app-office/openoffice-bin lt; 2.3.1 gt;= 2.3.1
3 dev-db/hsqldb lt; 1.8.0.9 gt;= 1.8.0.9
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3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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The HSQLDB engine, as used in Openoffice.org, does not properly enforce
restrictions to SQL statements.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary Java
code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org.

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-2.3.1"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.3.1"

All HSQLDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-db/hsqldb-1.8.0.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4575
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4575

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-200712-25.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 2007 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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