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Gentoo: OpenOffice.org Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenOffice.org, possibly allowing for user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200805-16
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: May 14, 2008
      Bugs: #218080
        ID: 200805-16

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenOffice.org,
possibly allowing for user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

OpenOffice.org is an open source office productivity suite, including
word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, data charting,
formula editing, and file conversion facilities.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                    /  Vulnerable  /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/openoffice           < 2.4.0                  >= 2.4.0
  2  app-office/openoffice-bin       < 2.4.0                  >= 2.4.0
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

iDefense Labs reported multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice.org:

* multiple heap-based buffer overflows when parsing the "Attribute"
  and "Font" Description records of Quattro Pro (QPRO) files
  (CVE-2007-5745),

* an integer overflow when parsing the EMR_STRETCHBLT record of an
  EMF file, resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2007-5746),

* an integer underflow when parsing Quattro Pro (QPRO) files,
  resulting in an excessive loop and a stack-based buffer overflow
  (CVE-2007-5747),

* and a heap-based buffer overflow when parsing the
  "DocumentSummaryInformation" stream in an OLE file (CVE-2008-0320).

Furthermore, Will Drewry (Google Security) reported vulnerabilities in
the memory management of the International Components for Unicode
(CVE-2007-4770, CVE-2007-4771), which was resolved with GLSA 200803-20.
However, the binary version of OpenOffice.org uses an internal copy of
said library.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.4.0"

All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.4.0"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-4770
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4770
  [ 2 ] CVE-2007-4771
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4771
  [ 3 ] CVE-2007-5745
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5745
  [ 4 ] CVE-2007-5746
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5746
  [ 5 ] CVE-2007-5747
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5747
  [ 6 ] CVE-2008-0320
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0320
  [ 7 ] GLSA 200803-20
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-20.xml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-16.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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