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Red Hat: openoffice.org resolve security issue Print E-mail
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RedHat Linux Secunia Research reported an issue with the handling of temporary files. Amalicious local user could use this flaw to access the contents of anotheruser's open documents.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated openoffice.org packages resolve security issue
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2004:446-01
Issue date:        2004-09-15
Updated on:        2004-09-15
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-0752
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1. Summary:

Updated openoffice.org packages that fix a security issue in temporary file
handling are now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386

3. Problem description:

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop
applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager,
formula editor, and drawing program.

Secunia Research reported an issue with the handling of temporary files.  A
malicious local user could use this flaw to access the contents of another
user's open documents.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0752 to this issue.

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

     http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS: 
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm
e71cc56e9b9bf55a138b1af8b6da6ceb  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm

i386:
622d3edf4ce2cc890dc1426e34884429  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
ecc099305001b53795fc39e4717563df  openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
4f60302463e8df8f76e4eb17e261991b  openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS: 
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm
e71cc56e9b9bf55a138b1af8b6da6ceb  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm

i386:
622d3edf4ce2cc890dc1426e34884429  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
ecc099305001b53795fc39e4717563df  openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
4f60302463e8df8f76e4eb17e261991b  openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS: 
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm
e71cc56e9b9bf55a138b1af8b6da6ceb  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm

i386:
622d3edf4ce2cc890dc1426e34884429  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
ecc099305001b53795fc39e4717563df  openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
4f60302463e8df8f76e4eb17e261991b  openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS: 
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm
e71cc56e9b9bf55a138b1af8b6da6ceb  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.src.rpm

i386:
622d3edf4ce2cc890dc1426e34884429  openoffice.org-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
ecc099305001b53795fc39e4717563df  openoffice.org-i18n-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm
4f60302463e8df8f76e4eb17e261991b  openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-16.14.EL.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key.html#package

6. References:
 
http://secunia.com/advisories/12302/ 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0752

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact.html

Copyright 2004 Red Hat, Inc.

 
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