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Bug 208356 (CVE-2008-0668) - app-office/gnumeric < 1.8.1 excel_read_HLINK XLS opcodes code excution (CVE-2008-0668)
Summary: app-office/gnumeric < 1.8.1 excel_read_HLINK XLS opcodes code excution (CVE-2...
Alias: CVE-2008-0668
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-01-31 21:49 UTC by Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED)
Modified: 2008-02-23 17:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-31 21:49:00 UTC
A vulnerability has been reported in Gnumeric, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to integer overflows and signedness errors when processing XLS HLINK opcodes within the "excel_read_HLINK()" function in plugins/excel/ms-excel-read.c. This can be exploited to corrupt the stack via a specially crafted XLS file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.6.3. Versions prior to 1.8.1 may also be affected.

Update to version 1.8.1.
Comment 1 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-01-31 21:50:50 UTC
Gnome-office, is 1.8.1 ready for going stable? please advise. 
Comment 2 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2008-01-31 22:13:08 UTC
it's a bugfix only release following 1.8.0 so I'd say yes. Plus it has no currently opened bug against it in gentoo.
Comment 3 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-01 22:23:11 UTC
Arches, please test and mark stable:
Target keywords : "alpha amd64 hppa ia64 ppc ppc64 release sparc x86"
Comment 4 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2008-02-02 02:20:04 UTC
x86 stable. Please note:
dodoc: TODO does not exist
Comment 5 Friedrich Oslage (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-02 13:06:14 UTC
Tested app-office/gnumeric-1.8.1 USE="gnome -debug -perl -python" on sparc.

- compiles
- no test phase(restricted)
- no collisions
- works

# emerge --info
Portage (default-linux/sparc/sparc64/2007.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.6.1-r0, 2.6.23-gentoo-r6 sparc64)
System uname: 2.6.23-gentoo-r6 sparc64 sun4u
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 02 Feb 2008 10:00:01 +0000
ccache version 2.4 [enabled]
app-shells/bash:     3.2_p17-r1
dev-lang/python:     2.4.4-r6
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r6
dev-util/ccache:     2.4-r7
sys-apps/baselayout: 1.12.10-r5
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.61-r1
sys-devel/automake:  1.5, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10
sys-devel/binutils:  2.18-r1
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.0-r4
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.24
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.23-r3
CFLAGS="-mcpu=ultrasparc3 -mtune=ultrasparc3 -mvis -Wa,-Av8plusa -O2 -pipe -frename-registers -ggdb"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo /etc/udev/rules.d"
CPPFLAGS="-mcpu=ultrasparc3 -mtune=ultrasparc3 -mvis -Wa,-Av8plusa -O2 -pipe -frename-registers -ggdb"
CXXFLAGS="-mcpu=ultrasparc3 -mtune=ultrasparc3 -mvis -Wa,-Av8plusa -O2 -pipe -frename-registers -ggdb"
FEATURES="ccache collision-protect distlocks installsources metadata-transfer parallel-fetch sanxbox splitdebug strict test userfetch userpriv usersandbox"
LINGUAS="en de"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages --filter=H_**/files/digest-*"
USE="64bit 7zip X a52 aac aalib alsa artworkextra audacious avahi blender-game bluetooth bzip2 caps ccache cups curl custom-cflags cvs dbus dga disk-partition divx dts dv dvd dvdread encode fastcgi fat ffmpeg flac ftp fuse gd gif gimp gimpprint gmedia gnome gnome-print gnomecanvas gpm grammar gtk hal hpn ieee1394 ithreads javascript jpeg jpeg2k lzo mad memcache midi mikmod mjpeg mp2 mp3 mpeg mpeg2 mplayer musepack nautilus ncurses network networking nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin offensive ogg openal opengl opera pam pcre png pnm ppds quicktime realmedia regex ruby samba sdl sdl-image slang smartcard smp sms sound soundex sparc speex spell sqlite3 ssl subversion svg symlink test theora threads tiff timidity truetype tta unicode usb userlocales utils vcd vidix vim vim-syntax vim-with-x vorbis wma wmf wmp x264 xanim xcb xfce xine xinerama xorg xulrunner xv xvid zlib" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw copy dshare dsnoop extplug file hooks ladspa lfloat linear meter mulaw multi null rate route share shm" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse" KERNEL="linux" LINGUAS="en de" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="mach64"
Comment 6 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-02 14:11:26 UTC
ppc64 done
Comment 7 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-02 14:21:31 UTC
ppc done too
Comment 8 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-02 15:17:25 UTC
Stable for HPPA.
Comment 9 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-03 12:44:05 UTC
alpha/ia64/sparc stable
Comment 10 Olivier Crete (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-10 21:47:53 UTC
amd64 done, I guess this is done
Comment 11 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-10 22:25:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> amd64 done, I guess this is done

nope, we still need a glsa, so please don't close security bugs ;)
Comment 12 Olivier Crete (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-10 22:28:04 UTC
Comment 13 Pierre-Yves Rofes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-12 20:56:32 UTC
GLSA 200802-05, kthxbye.
Comment 14 Peter Volkov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-02-23 17:44:52 UTC
Fixed in release snapshot.