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[GLSA-200405-04] OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-04
(OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers)


OpenOffice.org includes code from the Neon library in functions related to
publication on WebDAV servers. This library is vulnerable to several format
string attacks.

Impact

If you use the WebDAV publication and connect to a malicious WebDAV server,
this server can exploit these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround

As a workaround, you should not use the WebDAV publication facilities.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0179
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-01.xml


Solution:
There is no Ximian OpenOffice.org binary version including the fix yet. All
users of the openoffice-ximian-bin package making use of the WebDAV
openoffice-ximian source-based package.
openoffice users on the x86 architecture should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.1-r1"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.1-r1"
openoffice users on the sparc architecture should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.0-r3"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.0-r3"
openoffice users on the ppc architecture should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.0.3-r1"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.0.3-r1"
openoffice-ximian users should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.1.51-r1"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.1.51-r1"
openoffice-bin users should:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.2"
# emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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