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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora A security release to address: - CVE-2008-2237: Manipulated WMF files - CVE-2008-2238: Manipulated EMF files as described at
Fedora Update Notification
2008-10-31 08:47:15

Name        :
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 2.3.0
Release     : 6.17.fc8
URL         :
Summary     : comprehensive office suite.
Description : is an Open Source, community-developed, multi-platform
office productivity suite.  It includes the key desktop applications,
such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, formula
editor and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set
similar to other office suites.  Sophisticated and flexible, also works transparently with a variety of file
formats, including Microsoft Office.

Usage: Simply type "ooffice" to run or select the
requested component (Writer, Calc, Impress, etc.) from your
desktop menu. On first start a few files will be installed in the
user's home, if necessary.

Update Information:

A security release to address:  - CVE-2008-2237: Manipulated WMF files  -
CVE-2008-2238: Manipulated EMF files  as described at

* Wed Oct 29 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.17
- CVE-2008-2237: Manipulated WMF files
- CVE-2008-2238: Manipulated EMF files
* Wed Aug 27 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.16
- Resolves: CVE-2008-3282 numeric truncation error in OOo memory allocator
* Tue Jun 10 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.15
- Resolves: rhbz#450650 CVE-2008-2152
* Thu Apr 17 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.14
- Resolves: rhbz#435688 CVE-2007-5745, CVE-2007-5746, CVE-2007-5747, CVE-2008-0320
* Sat Apr  5 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.13
- Resolves: rhbz#440650 mktemp has no --tmpdir on F-8
- Resolves: rhbz#441112
* Wed Mar 19 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.12
- Resolves: rhbz#429278 add workspace.sw8u9bf01.patch
- Resolves: rhbz#428574 add workspace.sw24bf02.patch
- remove pixmap leak
- Resolves: rhbz#429897 one click print with lpr-only backend fix
- Resolves: rhbz#431606 require jre not java
- Resolves: rhbz#431805
- Resolves: rhbz#429632 add
- Resolves: rhbz#435590 add
- add
- add
- add
* Fri Jan 11 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.11
- Resolves: rhbz#426876 add
- Resolves: rhbz#425701/ooo#83410 try to fix serbian translations
* Wed Jan  2 2008 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.10
- Resolves: rhbz#427071
* Thu Dec 20 2007 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.9
- add
* Tue Dec 18 2007 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.8
- Resolves: rhbz#425701 add workspace.locales24.patch
- Resolves: rhbz#423371
- Resolves: rhbz#410381/rhbz#384401
* Mon Dec  3 2007 Caolan McNamara  - 1:2.3.0-6.7
- Resolves: rhbz#303601 CVE-2007-4575 workspace.hsql1808.patch
- add workspace.allowcurloldies.patch because curl became build-time incompatible
  post F-8 release
- add
- add
- Resolves: rhbz#386371 add workspace.sw8u10bf02.patch
- Resolves: rhbz#384391 add

  [ 1 ] Bug #462639 - CVE-2008-2237 WMF integer overflow
  [ 2 ] Bug #466528 - CVE-2008-2238 multiple EMF buffer overflows

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at

Fedora-package-announce mailing list
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