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Security update for OpenOffice_org


(Last modified: 18DEC2006)

solutions Security update for OpenOffice_org SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5de7a5faac735ff75aae048d9aeaa21f)

Applies to

Package: OpenOffice_org
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 for x86
SLE SDK 10 for X86-64

Release: 20061218
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you are using OpenOffice_org.



Problem description

Following security problem was fixed in OpenOffice_org:
  • CVE-2006-5870: Bufferoverflows in WMF and Enhanced WMF handling in OpenOffice_org could be used to potentially execute code or crash OpenOffice_org. It is necessary that the user can be tricked to open a prepared document.
This update also adds code to later hook in the OfficeXML converter (


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 OpenOffice_org-gnome.rpm OpenOffice_org-kde.rpm OpenOffice_org-mono.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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