OpenOffice Zaps Six Security Bugs

Type threatpost
Reporter Ryan Naraine
Modified 2013-04-17T16:37:48

Description has shipped a new version of the desktop productivity suite to patch six vulnerabilities that could expose users to malicious hacker attacks.

The flaws fixed in 3.2 could be exploited via GIF, XPM files and Microsoft Word document processing, according to an advisory released by the open-source group.

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Here’s the skinny of the vulnerabilities:

  • CVE-2006-4339: Potential
    vulnerability from 3rd party libxml2 libraries
  • CVE-2009-0217: Potential
    vulnerability from 3rd party libxmlsec libraries
  • CVE-2009-2493: 3
    for Windows bundles a vulnerable version of MSVC Runtime
  • CVE-2009-2949: Potential
    vulnerability related to XPM file processing
  • CVE-2009-2950: Potential
    vulnerability related to GIF file processing
  • CVE-2009-3301/2: Potential
    vulnerability related to MS-Word document processing users are strongly urged to download and apply the patches.