Updated openoffice.org packages to correct a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop
applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager,
formula editor, and drawing program.
A heap overflow flaw was found in the RTF import filer. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted RTF file that could cause OpenOffice.org to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code if the file was opened by a
All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported fix to correct this issue.