USN-482-1: vulnerability

11 July 2007 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description


John Heasman discovered that OpenOffice did not correctly validate the sizes of tags in RTF documents. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04 - 2.2.0-1ubuntu4
Ubuntu 6.10 - 2.0.4-0ubuntu6
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.4
openoffice.org2-base - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.4

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart OpenOffice, or reboot your computer, to effect the necessary changes.