USN-949-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-949-1
7th June, 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 9.10
- Ubuntu 9.04
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
OpenOffice.org could be made to run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted document and examined the included macros.
- openoffice.org - full-featured office productivity suite
Marc Schoenefeld discovered that OpenOffice.org would run document macros
from the macro browser, even when macros were disabled. If a user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted document and examining a macro,
a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- openoffice.org-base-core 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.1
- Ubuntu 9.10:
- openoffice.org-base-core 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1.2
- Ubuntu 9.04:
- openoffice.org-base-core 1:3.0.1-9ubuntu3.3
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
- openoffice.org-base-core 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.4
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart OpenOffice.org to make
all the necessary changes.