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OpenOffice 2 TIFF Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2007-09-18    Views:  13,408

Secunia Advisory SA26816

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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

The vulnerabilities are caused due to integer overflows when processing certain tags within TIFF images. This can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted document.

Successful exploitation may allow the execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 2.3.


Solution:
Update to version 2.3.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by an anonymous researcher and reported via iDefense Labs.

Original Advisory:
OpenOffice.org:
http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2007-2834.html

iDefense Labs:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=593

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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