Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200405-04] OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

96GB (6x16GB) Samsung PC3L-8500R Reg ECC Server RAM M393B2K70CM0-YF8
$0.99
96GB (6x16GB) Samsung PC3L-8500R Reg ECC Server RAM M393B2K70CM0-YF8 picture32Gb (2x16GB) SAMSUNG M393B2G70BH0-CK0 PC3-12800R DDR3-1600 ECC SERVER MEMORY
$75.0
32Gb (2x16GB) SAMSUNG M393B2G70BH0-CK0 PC3-12800R DDR3-1600 ECC SERVER MEMORY pictureSamsung 32G 4X 8GB PC3L-10600R 2Rx4 DDR3-1333MHz ECC Server REG-DIMM Memory Lot
$40.0
Samsung 32G 4X 8GB PC3L-10600R 2Rx4 DDR3-1333MHz ECC Server REG-DIMM Memory Lot pictureSamsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T350N) 16GB, Wi-Fi - Titanium Gray
$80.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T350N) 16GB, Wi-Fi - Titanium Gray picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.