USN-1496-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities
2 July 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
OpenOffice.org could be made to crash or potentially run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- openoffice.org - Office productivity suite
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.