GLSA 200807-05 OpenOffice.org: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 07/09/2008 11:50 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200807-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.org: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: July 09, 2008
Bugs: #225723
ID: 200807-05

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Synopsis
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An integer overflow vulnerability has been reported in OpenOffice.org.

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; 2.4.1 gt;= 2.4.1
2 app-office/openoffice-bin lt; 2.4.1 gt;= 2.4.1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Sean Larsson (iDefense Labs) reported an integer overflow in the
function rtl_allocateMemory() in the file
sal/rtl/source/alloc_global.c.

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 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-2.4.1"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.4.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2152
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2152

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-200807-05.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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