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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation, OpenOffice.org
Apache OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in HWP Filter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032205
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032205
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1774   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 6 2015
Original Entry Date:  Apr 28 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1.1 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache OpenOffice. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HWP file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An anonymous contributor (via VeriSign iDefense Labs) 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 (4.1.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2015-1774.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2015-1774.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.
Jul 24 2015 (Red Hat Issues Fix for LibreOffice) Apache OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in HWP Filter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for libreoffice for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Jul 29 2015 (Oracle Issues Fix for LibreOffice for Oracle Linux) Apache OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in HWP Filter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for LibreOffice for Oracle Linux 6.



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