USN-444-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities

27 March 2007

OpenOffice.org vulnerabilities

Releases

Details

A stack overflow was discovered in OpenOffice.org's StarCalc parser. If
a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
(CVE-2007-0238)

A flaw was discovered in OpenOffice.org's link handling code. If a user
were tricked into clicking a link in a specially crafted document, a
remote attacker could execute arbitrary shell commands with user
privileges. (CVE-2007-0239)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.10
  • openoffice.org-calc - 2.0.4-0ubuntu5
  • openoffice.org-core - 2.0.4-0ubuntu5
Ubuntu 6.06
  • ia32-libs-openoffice.org - 11.0.2
  • openoffice.org-calc - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.3
  • openoffice.org-core - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.3
  • openoffice.org2-base - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.3
  • openoffice.org2-calc - 2.0.2-2ubuntu12.3
Ubuntu 5.10
  • openoffice.org2-calc - 1.9.129-0.1ubuntu4.3-1
  • openoffice.org2-core - 1.9.129-0.1ubuntu4.3-1

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