OpenOffice Zaps Six Security Bugs

OpenOffice.org has shipped a new version of the desktop productivity suite to patch six vulnerabilities that could expose users to malicious hacker attacks.The flaws fixed in OpenOffice.org 3.2 could be exploited via GIF, XPM files and Microsoft Word document processing, according to an advisory released by the open-source group.

OpenOffice.org has shipped a new version of the desktop productivity suite to patch six vulnerabilities that could expose users to malicious hacker attacks.

The flaws fixed in OpenOffice.org 3.2 could be exploited via GIF, XPM files and Microsoft Word document processing, according to an advisory released by the open-source group.

Here’s the skinny of the vulnerabilities:

  • CVE-2006-4339: Potential
    vulnerability from 3rd party libxml2 libraries
  • CVE-2009-0217: Potential
    vulnerability from 3rd party libxmlsec libraries
  • CVE-2009-2493: OpenOffice.org 3
    for Windows bundles a vulnerable version of MSVC Runtime
  • CVE-2009-2949: Potential
    vulnerability related to XPM file processing
  • CVE-2009-2950: Potential
    vulnerability related to GIF file processing
  • CVE-2009-3301/2: Potential
    vulnerability related to MS-Word document processing

OpenOffice.org users are strongly urged to download and apply the patches.

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Discussion

  • Anonymous on

    I followed the link to their site and found no patches, only the original 3.2.0 download. When are the updates supposed to be available?  Thanks!

  • haslamjd on

    The vulnerabilities mentioned were updated in release 3.2. Download the new version 3.2 to be protected. I followed the links of each issue and they each mentioned that 3.2 fixed the problem. So, I guess to answer your post, the updates are available by downloading 3.2 and replacing your last version.

  • saddique on

    i need to clean my computer

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