OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation manager, formula editor, and a drawing program.
A flaw was found in the way OpenOffice.org enforced a macro security setting for macros, written in the Python scripting language, that were embedded in OpenOffice.org documents. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted OpenOffice.org document and previewed the macro directory structure, it could lead to Python macro execution even if macro execution was disabled. (CVE-2010-0395)
All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, this erratum provides updated openoffice.org2 packages. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, this erratum provides updated openoffice.org packages. All running instances of OpenOffice.org applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.