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[ GLSA 200807-05 ] OpenOffice.org: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 22:49:07 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200807-05
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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
========

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

Background
==========

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
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                    /  Vulnerable  /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/openoffice           < 2.4.1                  >= 2.4.1
  2  app-office/openoffice-bin       < 2.4.1                  >= 2.4.1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Sean Larsson (iDefense Labs) reported an integer overflow in the
function rtl_allocateMemory() in the file
sal/rtl/source/alloc_global.c.

Impact
======

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
==========

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-2.4.1"

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

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=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
============

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?
=========

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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