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[ GLSA 200504-13 ] OpenOffice.Org: DOC document Heap Overflow
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 18:10:42 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200504-13
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: OpenOffice.Org: DOC document Heap Overflow
      Date: April 15, 2005
      Bugs: #88863
        ID: 200504-13

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Synopsis
========

OpenOffice.Org is vulnerable to a heap overflow when processing DOC
documents, which could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Background
==========

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite, including word
processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, data charting,
formula editing, and file conversion facilities.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                       /  Vulnerable  /         Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/openoffice            < 1.1.4-r1           >= 1.1.4-r1
  2  app-office/openoffice-bin        < 1.1.4-r1           >= 1.1.4-r1
  3  app-office/openoffice-ximian     < 1.3.9-r1           >= 1.3.9-r1
                                                          *>= 1.3.6-r1
                                                          *>= 1.3.7-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

AD-LAB has discovered a heap overflow in the "StgCompObjStream::Load()"
function when processing DOC documents.

Impact
======

An attacker could design a malicious DOC document containing a
specially crafted header which, when processed by OpenOffice.Org, would
result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running the application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenOffice.Org users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.4-r1"

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

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.4-r1"

All OpenOffice.Org Ximian users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-office/openoffice-ximian

Note to PPC users: There is no fixed OpenOffice.Org binary version for
the PPC architecture yet. Affected users are encouraged to switch to
the latest OpenOffice.Org source package.

Note to SPARC users: There is no stable OpenOffice.Org fixed version
for the SPARC architecture. Affected users should switch to the latest
OpenOffice.Org Ximian version.

References
==========

  [ 1 ] OpenOffice.Org Issue 46388
        http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=46388
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0941
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0941

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-13.xml

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

Copyright 2005 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/2.0

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