OpenOffice.org is an open source office productivity suite, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, data charting, formula editing, and file conversion facilities.
Internal security audits by OpenOffice.org have discovered three security vulnerabilities related to Java applets, macros and the XML file format parser.
An attacker might exploit these vulnerabilities to escape the Java sandbox, execute arbitrary code or BASIC code with the permissions of the user running OpenOffice.org.
Disabling Java applets will protect against the vulnerability in the handling of Java applets. There are no workarounds for the macro and file format vulnerabilities.
All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.0.3"