[USN-1537-1] OpenOffice.org vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Aug 14 01:38:32 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1
August 13, 2012

openoffice.org vulnerability

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.

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

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

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

After a standard system update you need to restart OpenOffice.org to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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