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Vulnerability Assessment Details
OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included libcurl
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-25
(OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included libcurl)
OpenOffice.org includes libcurl code. This libcurl code is
vulnerable to a heap overflow when it tries to parse a URL that exceeds
a 256-byte limit (GLSA 200512-09).
A possible hacker could entice a user to call a specially crafted URL
with OpenOffice.org, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.0.2"
All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.0.1-r1"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi
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