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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org Office Suite Integer Overflow in Processing WMF/EMF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017466
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017466
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5870   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 3 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0.4
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 WMF/EMF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

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 source code patch, available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/nonav/issues/showattachment.cgi/39509/alloc.overflows.wmf.patch

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/ (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.
Jan 3 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org Office Suite Integer Overflow in Processing WMF/EMF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.



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