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OpenOffice Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2006-06-30    Last Update:  2006-07-24    Views:  19,748

Secunia Advisory SA20867

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenOffice, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An error exists within the handling of certain Java applets in OpenOffice documents. This can exploited by malicious Java applets to bypass sandbox restrictions and gain full access to system resources with current user privileges.

2) An error exists within the handling of Macros embedded in documents. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary Basic code with full access to system resources without any user notification, when a malicious document is opened.

3) A boundary error exists within the handling of certain XML documents. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow and may allow arbitrary code execution when a specially crafted XML document is opened.

The vulnerabilities have been reported in version 1.1.x and 2.0.x.


Solution:
Update to the fixed version or apply patches when available.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1-2) Reported by the vendor.
3) Wade Alcorn of NGSSoftware.

Original Advisory:
OpenOffice.org:
http://www.openoffice.org/security/bulletin-20060629.html

NGSSoftware:
http://www.ngssoftware.com/advisories/openoffice.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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