USN-1056-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities

2 February 2011

openoffice.org vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice.org

Software Description

  • openoffice.org - office productivity suite

Details

Charlie Miller discovered several heap overflows in PPT processing. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted PPT document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. Ubuntu 10.10 was not affected. (CVE-2010-2935, CVE-2010-2936)

Marc Schoenefeld discovered that directory traversal was not correctly handled in XSLT, OXT, JAR, or ZIP files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker overwrite arbitrary files, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution with user privileges. (CVE-2010-3450)

Dan Rosenberg discovered multiple heap overflows in RTF and DOC processing. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted RTF or DOC document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2010-3451, CVE-2010-3452, CVE-2010-3453, CVE-2010-3454)

Dmitri Gribenko discovered that OpenOffice.org did not correctly handle LD_LIBRARY_PATH in various tools. If a local attacker tricked a user or automated system into using OpenOffice.org from an attacker-controlled directory, they could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2010-3689)

Marc Schoenefeld discovered that OpenOffice.org did not correctly process PNG images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2010-4253)

It was discovered that OpenOffice.org did not correctly process TGA images. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2010-4643)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
openoffice.org-core - 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1.1
openoffice.org-impress - 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1.1
openoffice.org-writer - 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
openoffice.org-core - 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.2
openoffice.org-impress - 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.2
openoffice.org-writer - 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.2
Ubuntu 9.10
openoffice.org-core - 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1.3
openoffice.org-impress - 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1.3
openoffice.org-writer - 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
openoffice.org-core - 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.5
openoffice.org-impress - 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.5
openoffice.org-writer - 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References