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RHSA-2011:0183: openoffice.org security and bug fix update

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) January 28, 2011 January 31, 2011 July 04, 2017

Description

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktopapplications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet application,presentation manager, formula editor, and a drawing program.An array index error and an integer signedness error were found in the wayOpenOffice.org parsed certain Rich Text Format (RTF) files. An attackercould use these flaws to create a specially-crafted RTF file that, whenopened, would cause OpenOffice.org to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrarycode with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org.(CVE-2010-3451, CVE-2010-3452)A heap-based buffer overflow flaw and an array index error were found inthe way OpenOffice.org parsed certain Microsoft Office Word documents. Anattacker could use these flaws to create a specially-crafted MicrosoftOffice Word document that, when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org to crashor, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the userrunning OpenOffice.org. (CVE-2010-3453, CVE-2010-3454)A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way OpenOffice.orgparsed certain Microsoft Office PowerPoint files. An attacker could usethis flaw to create a specially-crafted Microsoft Office PowerPoint filethat, when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org to crash or, possibly,execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user runningOpenOffice.org. (CVE-2010-4253)A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way OpenOffice.orgparsed certain TARGA (Truevision TGA) files. An attacker could use thisflaw to create a specially-crafted TARGA file. If a document containingthis specially-crafted TARGA file was opened, or if a user tried to insertthe file into an existing document, it would cause OpenOffice.org to crashor, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the userrunning OpenOffice.org. (CVE-2010-4643)A directory traversal flaw was found in the way OpenOffice.org handled theinstallation of XSLT filter descriptions packaged in Java Archive (JAR)files, as well as the installation of OpenOffice.org Extension (.oxt)files. An attacker could use these flaws to create a specially-crafted XSLTfilter description or extension file that, when opened, would cause theOpenOffice.org Extension Manager to modify files accessible to the userinstalling the JAR or extension file. (CVE-2010-3450)A flaw was found in the script that launches OpenOffice.org. In somesituations, a "." character could be included in the LD_LIBRARY_PATHvariable, allowing a local attacker to execute arbitrary code with theprivileges of the user running OpenOffice.org, if that user ranOpenOffice.org from within an attacker-controlled directory.(CVE-2010-3689)Red Hat would like to thank OpenOffice.org for reporting the CVE-2010-3451,CVE-2010-3452, CVE-2010-3453, CVE-2010-3454, and CVE-2010-4643 issues; andDmitri Gribenko for reporting the CVE-2010-3689 issue. Upstreamacknowledges Dan Rosenberg of Virtual Security Research as the originalreporter of the CVE-2010-3451, CVE-2010-3452, CVE-2010-3453, andCVE-2010-3454 issues.This update also fixes the following bug:All OpenOffice.org users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All runninginstances of OpenOffice.org applications must be restarted for this updateto take effect.

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