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[GLSA-200504-13] OpenOffice.Org: DOC document Heap Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
OpenOffice.Org: DOC document Heap Overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-13
(OpenOffice.Org: DOC document Heap Overflow)


AD-LAB has discovered a heap overflow in the "StgCompObjStream::Load()"
function when processing DOC documents.

Impact

A possible hacker could design a malicious DOC document containing a
specially crafted header which, when processed by OpenOffice.Org, would
result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=46388
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0941


Solution:
All OpenOffice.Org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.4-r1"
All OpenOffice.Org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-1.1.4-r1"
All OpenOffice.Org Ximian users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-office/openoffice-ximian
Note to PPC users: There is no stable OpenOffice.Org fixed version for
the PPC architecture. Affected users should switch to the latest
OpenOffice.Org Ximian version.
Note to SPARC users: There is no stable OpenOffice.Org fixed version
for the SPARC architecture. Affected users should switch to the latest
OpenOffice.Org Ximian version.


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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