Some vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenOffice.org, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
1) Several vulnerabilities within the libwpd library used by OpenOffice.org can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows and may allow the execution of arbitrary code by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted WordPerfect document.
2) A boundary error within the StarCalc parser can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow and may allow execution of arbitrary code by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted document.
3) Shell meta characters are not correctly escaped, which can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted document and clicking a malicious link.
Reportedly, this does not affected Windows systems.
Solution: Update to version 2.2 or apply patches.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) Originally discovered by an anonymous researcher. Further research by Sean Larsson from iDefense revealed additional vulnerabilities.
2) John Heasman, Next Generation Security.
3) Reported in a Debian advisory.
Original Advisory: http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1270
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Subject: OpenOffice.org Multiple Vulnerabilities
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