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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Loading malformed XML documents can cause buffer overflows in
OpenOffice.org, a free office suite, and cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code. It turned out that the correction in DSA
1104-1 was not sufficient, hence, another update. For completeness
please find the original advisory text below:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenOffice.org, a free
office suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project
identifies the following problems:
It turned out to be possible to embed arbitrary BASIC macros in
documents in a way that OpenOffice.org does not see them but
executes them anyway without any user interaction.
It is possible to evade the Java sandbox with specially crafted
Loading malformed XML documents can cause buffer overflows and
cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code.
This update has the Mozilla component disabled, so that the
Mozilla/LDAP addressbook feature won't work anymore. It didn't work on
anything else than i386 on sarge either.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain OpenOffice.org
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your OpenOffice.org packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1104
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2007 Michel Arboi
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