GLSA 200801-19 GOffice: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/30/2008 11:55 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200801-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GOffice: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 30, 2008
Bugs: #198385
ID: 200801-19

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in GOffice could result in the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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GOffice is a library of document-centric objects and utilities based on
GTK.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-libs/goffice lt; 0.6.1 gt;= 0.6.1
*gt;= 0.4.3

Description
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GOffice includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows and memory corruptions vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).

Impact
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An attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted documents
with GOffice, which could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary
code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive information.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GOffice 0.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=x11-libs/goffice-0.4.3"

All GOffice 0.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=x11-libs/goffice-0.6.1"

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA-200711-30
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-30.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-200801-19.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 2008 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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