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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org Integer Overflow in Processing WMF META_ESCAPE Records Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021120
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021120
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2237   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 29 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.x prior to 2.4.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in 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 WMF 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.

Version 3.0 is not affected.

The SureRun Security Team 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 (2.4.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2008-2237.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2008-2237.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.
Nov 5 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org Integer Overflow in Processing WMF META_ESCAPE Records Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Nov 14 2008 (Sun Issues Fix for StarOffice) OpenOffice.org Integer Overflow in Processing WMF META_ESCAPE Records Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for StarOffice and StarSuite.



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