BugTraq
[ GLSA 200603-25 ] OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included libcurl Mar 27 2006 05:52PM
Stefan Cornelius (dercorny gentoo org)
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-25
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice.org: Heap overflow in included libcurl
Date: March 27, 2006
Bugs: #126433
ID: 200603-25

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Synopsis
========

OpenOffice.org contains a vulnerable version of libcurl that may cause
a heap overflow when parsing URLs.

Background
==========

OpenOffice.org is an office productivity suite, including word
processing, spreadsheet, presentation, data charting, formula editing
and file conversion facilities. libcurl, which is included in
OpenOffice.org, is a free and easy-to-use client-side library for
transferring files with URL syntaxes, supporting numerous protocols.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-office/openoffice-bin < 2.0.2 >= 2.0.2
2 app-office/openoffice < 2.0.1-r1 >= 2.0.1-r1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
===========

OpenOffice.org includes libcurl code. This libcurl code is vulnerable
to a heap overflow when it tries to parse a URL that exceeds a 256-byte
limit (GLSA 200512-09).

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to call a specially crafted URL with
OpenOffice.org, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenOffice.org binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.0.2"

All OpenOffice.org users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.0.1-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-4077
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4077
[ 2 ] Hardened-PHP Advisory 24/2005
http://www.hardened-php.net/advisory_242005.109.html
[ 3 ] GLSA 200512-09
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200512-09.xml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200603-25.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security (at) gentoo (dot) org [email concealed] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
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