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[ GLSA 200410-17 ] OpenOffice.org: Temporary files disclosure
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 23:14:54 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200410-17
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  Severity: Low
     Title: OpenOffice.org: Temporary files disclosure
      Date: October 20, 2004
      Bugs: #63556
        ID: 200410-17

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Synopsis
========

OpenOffice.org uses insecure temporary files which could allow a
malicious local user to gain knowledge of sensitive information from
other users' documents.

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             == 1.1.2                < 1.1.2
                                                              >= 1.1.3
  2  app-office/openoffice-bin         == 1.1.2                < 1.1.2
                                                              >= 1.1.3
  3  app-office/openoffice-ximian      == 1.1.60              < 1.1.60
                                       == 1.1.61              >= 1.3.4
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

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

On start-up, OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 creates a temporary directory with
insecure permissions. When a document is saved, a compressed copy of it
can be found in that directory.

Impact
======

A malicious local user could obtain the temporary files and thus read
documents belonging to other users.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.3"
    # emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.3"

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

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.3"
    # emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.3"

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

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.3.4"
    # emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.3.4"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-0752
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0752
  [ 2 ] OpenOffice.org Issue 33357
        http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=33357

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200410-17.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
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Copyright 2004 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/1.0

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