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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of the openoffice.org packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Updated openoffice.org packages are now available.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop
applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager,
formula editor, and drawing program.
A Sun security specialist reported an issue with the application framework.
A possible hacker could put macros into document locations that could cause
OpenOffice.org to execute them when the file was opened by a victim.
A bug was found in the OpenOffice.org Java virtual machine implementation.
A possible hacker could write a carefully crafted Java applet that can break
through the "sandbox" and have full access to system resources with the
current user rights. (CVE-2006-2199)
A buffer overflow bug was found in the OpenOffice.org file processor. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted XML file that could cause
OpenOffice.org to write data to an arbitrary location in memory when the
file was opened by a victim. (CVE-2006-3117)
All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported fixes for these issues.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0573.html
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security
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