OpenOffice, LibreOffice: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201408-19

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenOffice and LibreOffice, the worst of which may result in execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-office/openoffice-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.5.5.3
Unaffected versions >= 3.5.5.3
app-office/openoffice on all architectures
Affected versions <= 3.5.5.3
Unaffected versions
app-office/libreoffice on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.2.5.2
Unaffected versions >= 4.2.5.2
app-office/libreoffice-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.2.5.2
Unaffected versions >= 4.2.5.2

Background

OpenOffice is the open source version of StarOffice, a full office productivity suite. LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenOffice and Libreoffice. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file using OpenOffice, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, execution of arbitrary Python code, authentication bypass, or reading and writing of arbitrary files.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenOffice (binary) users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-3.5.5.3"
 

All LibreOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/libreoffice-4.2.5.2"
 

All LibreOffice (binary) users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-office/libreoffice-bin-4.2.5.2"
 

We recommend that users unmerge OpenOffice:

 # emerge --unmerge "app-office/openoffice"
 

References

Release Date
August 31, 2014

Latest Revision
August 31, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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