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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibreOffice Vendors:   libreoffice.org
LibreOffice Null Pointer Dereferences Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027727
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027727
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4233   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 6 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.5.7, prior to 3.6.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in LibreOffice. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted '.xls', '.wmf', or Open Document Format file that, when opened by the target user with LibreOffice, will trigger a null pointer dereference and cause the target application to crash.

The vendor was notified on July 26, 2012.

The original advisory is available at:

https://www.htbridge.com/advisory/HTB23106

High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.5.7, 3.6.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.libreoffice.org/advisories/cve-2012-4233/

Vendor URL:  www.libreoffice.org/advisories/cve-2012-4233/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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