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Optional update for package OpenOffice

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(Last modified: 21JUN2004)


solutions Optional update for package OpenOffice SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8e48863380af6c1b5bb3fbaa945b7c79)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: OpenOffice_org
OpenOffice_org-cs
OpenOffice_org-de
OpenOffice_org-en
OpenOffice_org-en-help
OpenOffice_org-fr
OpenOffice_org-it
OpenOffice_org-nl
Release: 20040621
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using WebDAV from within OpenOffice should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The OpenOffice_org package includes a vulnerable version of the neon library which contains several format string vulnerabilities and a heap overflow in ne_rfc1036_parse() that might allow malicious remote WebDAV servers to execute arbitrary code on the client system as the user running OpenOffice.
This update is marked as optional due to the minor nature of security issue and the huge size of the package.

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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