GLSA 200812-13 OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/13/2008 12:05 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-13
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 12, 2008
Bugs: #235824, #244995
ID: 200812-13

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice.org might allow for
user-assisted execution of arbitrary code or symlink attacks.

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; 3.0.0 gt;= 3.0=
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2 app-office/openoffice-bin lt; 3.0.0 gt;= 3.0=
.0
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Two heap-based buffer overflows when processing WMF files
(CVE-2008-2237) and EMF files (CVE-2008-2238) were discovered. Dmitry
E. Oboukhov also reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
senddoc script (CVE-2008-4937).

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code. A local
attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on
the system. Both cases happen 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-3.0.0"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/openoffice-bin-3.0.=
0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2237
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2237
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-2238
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2238
[ 3 ] CVE-2008-4937
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4937

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-200812-13.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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