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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in Processing TIFF Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018702
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018702
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-2834   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 17 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the 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 TIFF image 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.\

iDefense disclosed this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a TIFF image file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.3).

The OpenOffice advisory is available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2007-2834.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2007-2834.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.
Sep 18 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in Processing TIFF Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Sep 27 2007 (Sun Issues Fix for StarOffice) OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in Processing TIFF Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for StarOffice.



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