openoffice.org -- several vulnerabilities

2007-03-20T00:00:00
ID DSA-1270
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2007-03-20T00:00:00

Description

Several security related problems have been discovered in OpenOffice.org, the free office suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

iDefense reported several integer overflow bugs in libwpd, a library for handling WordPerfect documents that is included in OpenOffice.org. Attackers are able to exploit these with carefully crafted WordPerfect files that could cause an application linked with libwpd to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Next Generation Security discovered that the StarCalc parser in OpenOffice.org contains an easily exploitable stack overflow that could be used by a specially crafted document to execute arbitrary code.

It has been reported that OpenOffice.org does not escape shell meta characters and is hence vulnerable to execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted document after the user clicked to a prepared link.

This updated advisory only provides packages for the upcoming etch release alias Debian GNU/Linux 4.0.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.3-9sarge6.

For the testing distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.4.dfsg.2-5etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.0.4.dfsg.2-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your OpenOffice.org packages.