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OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers GLSA 200405-04



[ GLSA 200405-04 ] OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200405-04
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/ 
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  Severity: High
     Title: OpenOffice.org vulnerability when using DAV servers
      Date: May 11, 2004
      Bugs: #47926
        ID: 200405-04

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Synopsis
========

Several format string vulnerabilities are present in the Neon library
included in OpenOffice.org, allowing remote execution of arbitrary
code when connected to an untrusted WebDAV server.

Background
==========

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite, including word
processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, data charting,
formula editing, and file conversion facilities.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                           /    Vulnerable    /  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/openoffice                   <= 1.1.1       >= 1.1.1-r1
  2  app-office/openoffice                  <= 1.0.3-r1     >= 1.0.3-r2
  3  app-office/openoffice                  <= 1.1.0-r3     >= 1.1.0-r4
  4  app-office/openoffice-ximian            <= 1.1.51     >= 1.1.51-r1
  5  app-office/openoffice-ximian-bin        <= 1.1.52        1.1.51-r1
  6  app-office/openoffice-bin               <= 1.1.1         1.1.51-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     # Package 1 [app-office/openoffice] only applies to X86 users.
     # Package 2 [app-office/openoffice] only applies to PPC users.
     # Package 3 [app-office/openoffice] only applies to SPARC users.

  NOTE: All packages listed without architecture tags apply to all
        architectures...
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     6 affected packages
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

OpenOffice.org includes code from the Neon library in functions related
to publication on WebDAV servers. This library is vulnerable to several
format string attacks.

Impact
======

If you use the WebDAV publication and connect to a malicious WebDAV
server, this server can exploit these vulnerabilities to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround
==========

As a workaround, you should not use the WebDAV publication facilities.

Resolution
==========

There is no binary version including the fix yet. All users of the
openoffice-bin and ximian-openoffice-bin packages making use of the
WebDAV publication functions should upgrade to the latest version of
the corresponding source-based package.

openoffice users on the x86 architecture should:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.1-r1"
    # emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.1-r1"

openoffice users on the sparc architecture should:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.0-r3"
    # emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.1.0-r3"

openoffice users on the ppc architecture should:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-1.0.3-r1"
    # emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-1.0.3-r1"

openoffice-ximian users should:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.1.51-r1"
    # emerge ">=app-office/openoffice-ximian-1.1.51-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-0179
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0179 
  [ 2 ] Neon vulnerabilities (GLSA 200405-01)
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-01.xml 

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-04.xml 

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0 

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