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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation, OpenOffice.org
Apache OpenOffice OLE Object Preview Flaw May Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030754
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030754
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-3575   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 22 2014
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 4.1.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache OpenOffice. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit a flaw in the generation of OLE object previews to include arbitrary file data. The file data may be exposed if the file is subsequently saved and distributed.

Open-Xchange reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive file information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (4.1.1).
Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 4 2014 (LibreOffice Issues Fix) Apache OpenOffice OLE Object Preview Flaw May Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
LibreOffice has issued a fix.
Mar 6 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix for LibreOffice) Apache OpenOffice OLE Object Preview Flaw May Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Red Hat has issued a fix for LibreOffice for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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