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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice World-Readable Temporary Files Disclose Files to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011205
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011205
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0752   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 13 2004
Original Entry Date:  Sep 10 2004
Impact:   Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenOffice. A local user may be able to obtain documents belonging to another local user.

pmladek reported that the software uses insecure temporary files. When started, OpenOffice creates a world-readable temporary directory ('/tmp/sv<RAND>.tmp'). When an OpenOffice file is saved, a compressed version (zip file) is saved in the temporary directory.

A local user can access the temporary directory and obtain the file.

The vendor was notified on August 17, 2004.

Carsten Eiram of Secunia is credited with discovering this flaw.

Impact:   A local user can obtain information belonging to another local user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available via CVS.
Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=33357 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 10 2004 (Sun Issues Fix for StarOffice) OpenOffice World-Readable Temporary Files Disclose Files to Local Users
Sun has issued a fix for StarOffice.
Sep 16 2004 (Red Hat Issues Fix for RHEL) OpenOffice World-Readable Temporary Files Disclose Files to Local Users
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Sep 28 2004 (Mandrake Issues Fix) OpenOffice World-Readable Temporary Files Disclose Files to Local Users
Mandrake has released a fix.
Oct 21 2004 (Gentoo Issues Fix) OpenOffice World-Readable Temporary Files Disclose Files to Local Users
Gentoo has released a fix.



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