Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200704-12

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in, allowing for remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected packages

app-office/openoffice on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.1.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.1.0-r1
app-office/openoffice-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.2.0
Unaffected versions >= 2.2.0

Background is an open source office productivity suite, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, data charting, formula editing, and file conversion facilities.


John Heasman of NGSSoftware has discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the StarCalc parser and an input validation error when processing metacharacters in a link. Also OpenOffice.Org includes code from libwpd making it vulnerable to heap-based overflows when converting WordPerfect document tables (GLSA 200704-07).


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document, possibly leading to execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running


There is no known workaround at this time.


All users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.1.0-r1"

All binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.2.0"


Release date
April 16, 2007

Latest revision
April 16, 2007: 01



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