(RHSA-2010:0643) Important: openoffice.org security update

2010-08-23T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2010:0643
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-05-26T04:26:17

Description

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.

An integer truncation error, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way the OpenOffice.org Impress presentation application sanitized a file's dictionary property items. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted Microsoft Office PowerPoint file that, when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org Impress to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org Impress. (CVE-2010-2935)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way OpenOffice.org Impress processed polygons in input documents. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted Microsoft Office PowerPoint file that, when opened, would cause OpenOffice.org Impress to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org Impress. (CVE-2010-2936)

All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, this erratum provides updated openoffice.org packages. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, this erratum provides updated openoffice.org and openoffice.org2 packages. All running instances of OpenOffice.org applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.