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Ubuntu: 1537-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu OpenOffice.org could be made to crash or run programs as your login if itopened a specially crafted file.
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1
August 13, 2012

openoffice.org vulnerability
==========================================================================

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

OpenOffice.org could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- openoffice.org: Office productivity suite

Details:

It was discovered that OpenOffice.org incorrectly handled certain
encryption tags in Open Document Text (.odt) files. If a user were tricked
into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause
OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  openoffice.org-core             1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.4

After a standard system update you need to restart OpenOffice.org to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1537-1
  CVE-2012-2665

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.4



 
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