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Security update for OpenOffice.org

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(Last modified: 18APR2005)


solutions Security update for OpenOffice.org SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1cb647949e71965a7fca785be403b586)

Applies to

Package: OpenOffice_org
OpenOffice_org-cs
OpenOffice_org-de
OpenOffice_org-fr
OpenOffice_org-it
OpenOffice_org-nl
OpenOffice_org-en
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Patch: patch-10015
Release: 20050418
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you are using OpenOffice_org.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This security update fixes a buffer overflow in the OpenOffice_org Microsoft Word document reader which could allow a remote attacker sending a handcrafted .doc file to execute code as the user opening the document in OpenOffice.
This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-0941.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh OpenOffice_org*.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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