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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201703-01 ] OpenOffice: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:42:45
Message-Id: f84643e1-5d8b-5e75-989a-3e96b2125e5a@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201703-01
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: OpenOffice: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: March 19, 2017
     Bugs: #597080
       ID: 201703-01

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in OpenOffice Impress could cause memory corruption.

Background
==========

Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office software suite for word
processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-office/openoffice-bin
                                  < 4.1.3                    >= 4.1.3

Description
===========

An exploitable out-of-bounds vulnerability exists in OpenOffice Impress
when handling MetaActions.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
OpenDocument Presentation .ODP or Presentation Template .OTP file using
OpenOffice Impress, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-4.1.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-1513
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-1513
[ 2 ] TALOS-2016-0051
      http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0051/

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201703-01

Concerns?
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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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 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/2.5

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