USN-1537-1: OpenOffice.org vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1

13th August, 2012

openoffice.org vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

OpenOffice.org could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • openoffice.org - Office productivity suite

Details

It was discovered that OpenOffice.org incorrectly handled certain
encryption tags in Open Document Text (.odt) files. If a user were tricked
into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause
OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
openoffice.org-core 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.4

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.

References

CVE-2012-2665