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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1
Posted Aug 14, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1537-1 - It was discovered that OpenOffice.org incorrectly handled certain encryption tags in Open Document Text (.odt) files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-2665
MD5 | 20a1e2761eaa7337d6261331ab88756a

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1537-1
August 13, 2012

openoffice.org vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

OpenOffice.org could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- openoffice.org: Office productivity suite

Details:

It was discovered that OpenOffice.org incorrectly handled certain
encryption tags in Open Document Text (.odt) files. If a user were tricked
into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause
OpenOffice.org to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
openoffice.org-core 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.4

After a standard system update you need to restart OpenOffice.org to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1537-1
CVE-2012-2665

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4.4

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