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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in EMF Parser Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021121
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021121
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2238   (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.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 EMF 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.

Version 3.0 is not affected.

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

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 fixed version (2.4.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2008-2238.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2008-2238.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 14 2008 (Sun Issues Fix for StarOffice) OpenOffice Buffer Overflow in EMF Parser Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has issued a fix for StarOffice and StarSuite.



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