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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201703-01

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201703-01
Posted Mar 19, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201703-1 - A vulnerability in OpenOffice Impress could cause memory corruption. Versions prior to 4.1.3 are affected.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-1513
SHA-256 | 9d3240dbabb1ca1c4565b912778e5c87d390c9f6ed0a3981f7499ad2c92ffb54

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201703-01

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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenOffice: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 19, 2017
Bugs: #597080
ID: 201703-01

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in OpenOffice Impress could cause memory corruption.

Background
==========

Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office software suite for word
processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-office/openoffice-bin
< 4.1.3 >= 4.1.3

Description
===========

An exploitable out-of-bounds vulnerability exists in OpenOffice Impress
when handling MetaActions.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
OpenDocument Presentation .ODP or Presentation Template .OTP file using
OpenOffice Impress, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-4.1.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-1513
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-1513
[ 2 ] TALOS-2016-0051
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0051/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201703-01

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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