OpenOffice.org: User-assisted arbitrary code execution — GLSA 200712-25

An unspecified vulnerability has been reported in OpenOffice.org, possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-office/openoffice on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.3.1
Unaffected versions >= 2.3.1
app-office/openoffice-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.3.1
Unaffected versions >= 2.3.1
dev-db/hsqldb on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.8.0.9
Unaffected versions >= 1.8.0.9

Background

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

Description

The HSQLDB engine, as used in Openoffice.org, does not properly enforce restrictions to SQL statements.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary Java code with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.3.1"

All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.3.1"

All HSQLDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/hsqldb-1.8.0.9"

References

Release Date
December 30, 2007

Latest Revision
December 30, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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