USN-1496-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1496-1
2nd 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.
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
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.