An integer truncation error, leading to heap-based buffer overflow was
found in the way OpenOffice.org Impress presentation application
sanitized dictionary property items of the processed file. An attacker
could use this flaw to create a specially-crafted Microsoft PowerPoint
(PPT) file that, when opened, would cause simpress.bin executable to
crash, or, possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running the ooimpress tool.
This issue affects the versions of the openoffice.org package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.
This issue affects the version of the openoffice.org-impress package, as
shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This issue affects the versions of the openoffice.org-impress package, as shipped with Fedora release of 12 and 13. Though the impact of this flaw
is mitigated there. For further details, please proceed to:
Created attachment 437664 [details]
final upstream agreed patch, essentially the same
This issue has been assigned the name CVE-2010-2935.
Created openoffice.org tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 623609]
This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, as its impact is mitigated by standard glibc protection mechanisms to cause only application abort.
Red Hat Security Response Team does not consider a user-assisted crash (abort) of a client application, such as OpenOffice.org Impress tool, to be a security issue.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Via RHSA-2010:0643 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0643.html