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Debian: Security update for OpenOffice.org

Will Dormann and Jared Allar discovered that the Lotus Word Pro import filter of OpenOffice.org, a full-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office, is not properly handling object ids in the “.lwp” file format. An attacker can exploit this with a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the victim importing the file. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2275-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
July 7, 2011                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : openoffice.org
Vulnerability  : stack-based buffer overflow
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : none yet

Will Dormann and Jared Allar discovered that the Lotus Word Pro import
filter of OpenOffice.org, a full-featured office productivity suite that
provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office, is not
properly handling object ids in the ".lwp" file format.  An attacker can
exploit this with a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code with
the rights of the victim importing the file.


The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:3.2.1-11+squeeze3.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
libreoffice version 1:3.3.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your openoffice.org packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org

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