OpenOffice.org Java applet sandbox restriction bypass

openoffice-applet-sandbox-bypass (27569) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

OpenOffice.org could allow a remote attacker to bypass sandbox restrictions, caused by an unspecified vulnerability related to the handling of Java applets. An attacker could create an OpenOffice document containing a malicious Java applet, which could allow the attacker to read and write arbitrary files or perform other malicious activity on the system with the privileges of the current user, once the document is opened. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hosting the malicious document on a Web page or sending it to a potential victim as an email attachment.


Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Refer to OpenOffice.org Security Bulletin 2006-06-29 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-1104-2 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Sun Solaris:
Refer to Sun Alert ID: 102475 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Refer to RHSA-2006:0573-10 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Gentoo Linux:
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-07-12 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux:
Refer to SUSE-SA:2006:040 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • OpenOffice.org Security Bulletin 2006-06-29: Security Bulletin 2006-06-29.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102475: Security Vulnerability With Java Applets in StarOffice/StarSuite.
  • ASA-2006-134: openoffice.org security update (RHSA-2006-0573)
  • BID-18737: OpenOffice Java Applet System Access Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-2199: Unspecified vulnerability in Java Applets in OpenOffice.org 1.1.x (aka StarOffice) up to 1.1.5 and 2.0.x before 2.0.3 allows user-assisted attackers to escape the Java sandbox and conduct unauthorized activities via certain applets in OpenOffice documents.
  • DSA-1104: openoffice.org -- several vulnerabilities
  • GLSA-200607-12: OpenOffice.org: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDKSA-2006:118: Updated OpenOffice.org packages fix various vulnerabilities
  • RHSA-2006-0573: openoffice.org security update
  • SA20867: OpenOffice Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA20911: StarOffice / StarSuite Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016414: OpenOffice.org Bugs Let Java Scripts Escape the Sandbox, Macro Code Be Executed, or Arbitrary Code Be Executed on the Target System
  • SUSE-SA:2006:040: OpenOffice_org security problems

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu 5.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • OpenOffice OpenOffice.org 1.1.x
  • OpenOffice OpenOffice.org 2.0.x
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.3
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • Turbolinux Turbolinux FUJI

Reported:

Jun 30, 2006

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