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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org Office Suite Heap Overflow in Parsing RTF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018239
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018239
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0245   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 13 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.2.1
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 RTF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability resides in '/sw/sw/source/filter/rtf/swparrtf.cxx'.

John Heasman discovered 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 source code fix, available via CVS:

http://sw.openoffice.org/source/browse/sw/sw/source/filter/rtf/swparrtf.cxx?rev=1.67

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.
Jun 13 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org Office Suite Heap Overflow in Parsing RTF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Jun 18 2007 (Sun Issues Fix for StarOffice) OpenOffice.org Office Suite Heap Overflow in Parsing RTF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for StarOffice, which is affected by this vulnerability.



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