Package : openoffice.org
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : local (remote)
CVE IDs : CVE-2007-0002 CVE-2007-0238 CVE-2007-0239
Several security related problems have been discovered in
OpenOffice.org, the free office suite. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project identifies the following problems:
iDefense reported several integer overflow bugs in libwpd, a
library for handling WordPerfect documents that is included in
OpenOffice.org. Attackers are able to exploit these with
carefully crafted WordPerfect files that could cause an
application linked with libwpd to crash or possibly execute
Next Generation Security discovered that the StarCalc parser in
OpenOffice.org contains an easily exploitable stack overflow that
could be used exploited by a specially crafted document to execute
It has been reported that OpenOffice.org does not escape shell
meta characters and is hence vulnerable to execute arbitrary shell
commands via a specially crafted document after the user clicked
to a prepared link.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the testing distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your OpenOffice.org packages.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge