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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
(Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org Office Suite Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code or Shell Commands
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017810
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017810
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0238, CVE-2007-0239   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 22 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenOffice.org Office Suite. 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 trigger a stack overflow in the StarCalc parser and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-0238]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Next Generation Security discovered this vulnerability.

A remote user can create a specially crafted URI that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary shell commands on the target system [CVE-2007-0239]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a document that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0033.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/CVE-2007-0238 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  3, 4

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 20 2007 OpenOffice.org Office Suite Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code or Shell Commands



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