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  Severity: Normal
     Title: OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: July 28, 2006
      Bugs: #138545
        ID: 200607-12

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Synopsis
========

OpenOffice.org is affected by three security vulnerabilities which can
be exploited to allow the execution of arbitrary code by a remote
attacker.

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           < 2.0.3                  >= 2.0.3
  2  app-office/openoffice-bin       < 2.0.3                  >= 2.0.3
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Internal security audits by OpenOffice.org have discovered three
security vulnerabilities related to Java applets, macros and the XML
file format parser.

* Specially crafted Java applets can break through the "sandbox".

* Specially crafted macros make it possible to inject BASIC code into
  documents which is executed when the document is loaded.

* Loading a malformed XML file can cause a buffer overflow.

Impact
======

An attacker might exploit these vulnerabilities to escape the Java
sandbox, execute arbitrary code or BASIC code with the permissions of
the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround
==========

Disabling Java applets will protect against the vulnerability in the
handling of Java applets. There are no workarounds for the macro and
file format vulnerabilities.

Resolution
==========

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

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.0.3"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] OpenOffice.org Security Bulletin 2006-06-29
        http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin-20060629.html
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-2199
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2199
  [ 3 ] CVE-2006-2198
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2198
  [ 4 ] CVE-2006-3117
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3117

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200607-12.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@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2006 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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