GLSA 200805-16 OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/14/2008 09:30 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 14, 2008
Bugs: #218080
ID: 200805-16

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenOffice.org,
possibly allowing for user-assisted 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; 2.4.0 gt;= 2.4.0
2 app-office/openoffice-bin lt; 2.4.0 gt;= 2.4.0
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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iDefense Labs reported multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice.org:

* multiple heap-based buffer overflows when parsing the "Attribute"
and "Font" Description records of Quattro Pro (QPRO) files
(CVE-2007-5745),

* an integer overflow when parsing the EMR_STRETCHBLT record of an
EMF file, resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2007-5746),

* an integer underflow when parsing Quattro Pro (QPRO) files,
resulting in an excessive loop and a stack-based buffer overflow
(CVE-2007-5747),

* and a heap-based buffer overflow when parsing the
"DocumentSummaryInformation" stream in an OLE file (CVE-2008-0320).

Furthermore, Will Drewry (Google Security) reported vulnerabilities in
the memory management of the International Components for Unicode
(CVE-2007-4770, CVE-2007-4771), which was resolved with GLSA 200803-20.
However, the binary version of OpenOffice.org uses an internal copy of
said library.

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 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-2.4.0"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.4.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4770
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4770
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-4771
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4771
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-5745
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5745
[ 4 ] CVE-2007-5746
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5746
[ 5 ] CVE-2007-5747
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5747
[ 6 ] CVE-2008-0320
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0320
[ 7 ] GLSA 200803-20
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-20.xml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-16.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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