Login | Register For Free | Help
Search for: (Advanced)

Mailing List Archive: Bugtraq: Bugtraq
[ GLSA 200712-25 ] OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution
 

Index | Next | Previous | View Flat


py at gentoo

Dec 30, 2007, 10:30 AM


Views: 559
Permalink
[ GLSA 200712-25 ] OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-25
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
http://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution
Date: December 30, 2007
Bugs: #200771, #201799
ID: 200712-25

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

An unspecified vulnerability has been reported in OpenOffice.org,
possibly allowing for the 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 < 2.3.1 >= 2.3.1
2 app-office/openoffice-bin < 2.3.1 >= 2.3.1
3 dev-db/hsqldb < 1.8.0.9 >= 1.8.0.9
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

The HSQLDB engine, as used in Openoffice.org, does not properly enforce
restrictions to SQL statements.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary Java
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-2.3.1"

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.3.1"

All HSQLDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/hsqldb-1.8.0.9"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4575
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4575

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

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-25.xml

Concerns?
=========

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 [at] gentoo or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2007 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
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org

iD8DBQFHd+PZuhJ+ozIKI5gRAnw3AKCTR9OoJrvosyOIWsPR75YN/tIE1QCgmLpL
hRdVKFeTyqcR6PIKgWqWExw=
=6HQd
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

Subject User Time
[ GLSA 200712-25 ] OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution py at gentoo Dec 30, 2007, 10:30 AM

  Index | Next | Previous | View Flat
 
 


Interested in having your list archived? Contact Gossamer Threads
 
  Web Applications & Managed Hosting Powered by Gossamer Threads Inc.