Package : openoffice.org Vulnerability : several Problem type : local (remote) Debian-specific: no CVE IDs : CVE-2007-0002 CVE-2007-0238 CVE-2007-0239
Several security related problems have been discovered in OpenOffice.org, the free office suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
iDefense reported several integer overflow bugs in libwpd, a library for handling WordPerfect documents that is included in OpenOffice.org. Attackers are able to exploit these with carefully crafted WordPerfect files that could cause an application linked with libwpd to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Next Generation Security discovered that the StarCalc parser in OpenOffice.org contains an easily exploitable stack overflow that could be used exploited by a specially crafted document to execute arbitrary code.
It has been reported that OpenOffice.org does not escape shell meta characters and is hence vulnerable to execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted document after the user clicked to a prepared link.
This updated advisory only provides packages for the upcoming etch release alias Debian GNU/Linux 4.0.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.3-9sarge6.
For the testing distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.4.dfsg.2-5etch1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.4.dfsg.2-6.
We recommend that you upgrade your OpenOffice.org packages.
Upgrade Instructions - --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch - -------------------------------