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RHSA-2009:1426 -- openoffice.org security update (Important)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29111

Updated openoffice.org packages that correct security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite that includes desktop applications such as a word processor spreadsheet presentation manager formula editor and a drawing program. An integer underflow flaw and a boundary error flaw both possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow were found in the way OpenOffice.org parses certain records in Microsoft Word documents. An attacker could create a specially-crafted Microsoft Word document which once opened by an unsuspecting user could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running OpenOffice.org. (CVE-2009-0200 CVE-2009-0201) All users of OpenOffice.org are advised to upgrade to these updated packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running instances of OpenOffice.org applications must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:1426
  • CESA-2009:1426-CentOS 3
  • CVE-2009-0200
  • CVE-2009-0201
Product(s):
  • openoffice.org2
  • openoffice.org