September 8, 2009

Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1426-1: Important: openoffice.org security update

Article Source Red Hat Security Updates

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)...

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