USN-1496-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities

2 July 2012

openoffice.org vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software Description

  • openoffice.org - Office productivity suite

Details

A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in the Lotus Word Pro import filter in OpenOffice.org. The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2685)

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala discovered that OpenOffice.org could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted Word document. (CVE-2011-2713)

Integer overflows were discovered in the graphics loading code of several different image types. 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. (CVE-2012-1149)

Sven Jacobi discovered an integer overflow when processing Escher graphics records. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PowerPoint file, an attacker could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2012-2334)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
openoffice.org-core - 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.3

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

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

References