USN-524-1: vulnerability

4 October 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



An integer overflow was discovered in the TIFF handling code in OpenOffice. If a user were tricked into loading a malicious TIFF image, 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 - 2.2.0-1ubuntu5
Ubuntu 6.10 - 2.0.4-0ubuntu7
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.5
openoffice.org2-base - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart OpenOffice to effect the necessary changes.