Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1
13th August, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
OpenOffice.org could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- openoffice.org - Office productivity suite
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.