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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200712-25 / openoffice openoffice-bin hsqldb
Release Date December 30, 2007
Latest Revision December 30, 2007: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-office/openoffice < 2.3.1 >= 2.3.1 All supported architectures
app-office/openoffice-bin < 2.3.1 >= 2.3.1 All supported architectures
dev-db/hsqldb < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #200771, #201799


An unspecified vulnerability has been reported in, possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background is an open source office productivity suite, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, data charting, formula editing, and file conversion facilities.


The HSQLDB engine, as used in, does not properly enforce restrictions to SQL statements.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary Java code with the privileges of the user running

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-2.3.1"

All binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.3.1"

All HSQLDB users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.3: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/hsqldb-"

4.  References


Page updated December 30, 2007

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