RHSA-2004:160-01: Updated OpenOffice packages
Posted on: 04/14/2004 04:15 PM

An updated OpenOffice package has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated OpenOffice packages fix security vulnerability in neon
Advisory ID: RHSA-2004:160-01
Issue date: 2004-04-14
Updated on: 2004-04-14
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Keywords:
Cross references:
Obsoletes:
CVE Names: CAN-2004-0179
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1. Topic:

Updated OpenOffice packages that fix a vulnerability in neon exploitable by a malicious DAV server are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386

3. Problem description:

OpenOffice.org is an Open Source, community-developed, multi-platform office productivity suite. OpenOffice internally uses inbuilt code from neon, an HTTP and WebDAV client library.

Versions of the neon client library up to and including 0.24.4 have been found to contain a number of format string bugs. An attacker could create a malicious WebDAV server in such a way as to allow arbitrary code execution on the client should a user connect to it using OpenOffice. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0179 to this issue.

Users of OpenOffice are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a patch correcting this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

119830 - CAN-2004-0179 neon format string vulnerability affects openoffice

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.src.rpm

i386:
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
Available from Red Hat Network: openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm



7. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name
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cd2d259508251a38e40ff931e2c6f481 3AS/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.src.rpm
e599e344cad535d83264f2f2d4f69c7d 3AS/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
863af547b1d196549eb06ac695f35c1d 3AS/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
cafb4dbca472c4e924577364689a9645 3AS/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
cd2d259508251a38e40ff931e2c6f481 3ES/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.src.rpm
e599e344cad535d83264f2f2d4f69c7d 3ES/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
863af547b1d196549eb06ac695f35c1d 3ES/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
cafb4dbca472c4e924577364689a9645 3ES/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
cd2d259508251a38e40ff931e2c6f481 3WS/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.src.rpm
e599e344cad535d83264f2f2d4f69c7d 3WS/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
863af547b1d196549eb06ac695f35c1d 3WS/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm
cafb4dbca472c4e924577364689a9645 3WS/en/os/i386/openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-15.EL.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key is available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:

md5sum <filename>


8. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0179

9. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.


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