OpenOffice.org XML document buffer overflow

openoffice-xml-document-bo (27571) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

OpenOffice.org is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of XML documents. By creating a malformed OpenOffice XML document and hosting it on a Web site or sending it to a potential victim as an email attachment, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the affected application to crash, once the document is opened.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Refer to OpenOffice.org Security Bulletin 2006-06-29 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References. 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: 102501 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:

  • NGSSoftware Advisory 30/06/06: High Risk Vulnerability in the OpenOffice Suite.
  • OpenOffice.org Security Bulletin 2006-06-29: Security Bulletin 2006-06-29.
  • Sun Alert ID: 102501: Security Vulnerability With Malformed XML Documents in StarOffice/ StarSuite.
  • ASA-2006-134: openoffice.org security update (RHSA-2006-0573)
  • BID-18739: OpenOffice XML File Format Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-3117: Heap-based buffer overflow in OpenOffice.org (aka StarOffice) 1.1.x up to 1.1.5 and 2.0.x before 2.0.3 allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted OpenOffice XML document that is not properly handled by (1) Calc, (2) Draw, (3) Impress, (4) Math, or (5) Writer, aka File Format / Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • 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 29, 2006

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