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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200807-05 / openoffice openoffice-bin
Release Date July 09, 2008
Latest Revision July 09, 2008: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-office/openoffice < 2.4.1 >= 2.4.1 All supported architectures
app-office/openoffice-bin < 2.4.1 >= 2.4.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #225723


An integer overflow vulnerability has been reported in

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.


Sean Larsson (iDefense Labs) reported an integer overflow in the function rtl_allocateMemory() in the file sal/rtl/source/alloc_global.c.


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

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-2.4.1"

All binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-2.4.1"

4.  References


Page updated July 09, 2008

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