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[GLSA-200607-12] OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200607-12
(OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Internal security audits by OpenOffice.org have discovered three
security vulnerabilities related to Java applets, macros and the XML
file format parser.
Specially crafted Java applets can
break through the "sandbox".
Specially crafted macros make it
possible to inject BASIC code into documents which is executed when the
document is loaded.
Loading a malformed XML file can cause a
buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker might exploit these vulnerabilities to escape the Java
sandbox, execute arbitrary code or BASIC code with the permissions of
the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround

Disabling Java applets will protect against the vulnerability in the
handling of Java applets. There are no workarounds for the macro and
file format vulnerabilities.

References:
http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin-20060629.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2199
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2198
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3117


Solution:
All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.0.3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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