(RHSA-2008:0537) Important: openoffice.org security update

2008-06-12T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2008:0537
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T12:20:26

Description

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, formula editor, and drawing program.

Sean Larsson found a heap overflow flaw in the OpenOffice memory allocator. If a carefully crafted file was opened by a victim, an attacker could use the flaw to crash OpenOffice.org or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2152)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported fix to correct this issue.