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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   OpenOffice.org Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023591
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023591
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2949, CVE-2009-2950, CVE-2009-3301, CVE-2009-3302   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 14 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.2
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in OpenOffice.org. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted document that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A specially crafted XPM file (or document containing an XPM object) can trigger a heap overflow [CVE-2009-2949]. Sebastian Apelt from siberas reported this vulnerability.

A specially crafted GIF file (or document containing a GIF image) can trigger a heap overflow [CVE-2009-2950]. Frank Reissner and Sebastian Apelt from siberas reported this vulnerability.

A specially crafted Microsoft Word document can trigger a heap overflow [CVE-2009-3301, CVE-2009-3302]. Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.2).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2009-2949.html
http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2009-2950.html
http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2009-3301-3302.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2009-2949.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 14 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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