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OpenOffice RTF File and FreeType Font Parsing Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2007-06-13    Last Update:  2007-06-14    Views:  17,936

Secunia Advisory SA25648

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

1) An error exists when parsing the "prdata" tag in RTF files where the first token is smaller that the second one. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted RTF files.

2) A vulnerability is caused due to the use of a vulnerable copy of the FreeType library, which can be exploited to cause a heap based buffer overflow by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted document.

For more information:
SA25350

Successful exploitation may allow the execution of arbitrary code.


Solution:
Update to version 2.2.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) John Heasman, NGSSoftware
2) Originally reported in the FreeType library by Victor Stinner (INL)

Original Advisory:
NGSSoftware:
http://www.ngssoftware.com/advisories/high-risk-vulnerability-in-openoffice-rtf-document-handling/

OpenOffice.org:
http://www.openoffice.org/security/CVE-2007-0245.html
http://www.openoffice.org/security/CVE-2007-2754.html

Debian:
http://www.us.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1307

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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