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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice Bugs in Processing PowerPoint Files Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024976
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024976
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2935, CVE-2010-2936   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 18 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.2, 3.2.1
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 PowerPoint file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The following researchers reported these and other Oracle vulnerabilities:

Alexander Kornbrust of Red Database Security; Alexandr Polyakov of Digital Security; Alexey Sintsov of Digital Security Research Group; Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod, working with TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative; Andrey Labunets of Digital Security Research Group; Cris Neckar of Neohapsis, Inc.; Daniel Fahlgren; Esteban Martinez Fayo of Application Security, Inc.; Evdokimov Dmitriy of Digital Security Research Group; Karan Saberwal; Laszlo Toth; Maksymilian Arciemowicz of SecurityReason; Martin Rakhmanov of Application Security, Inc.; Matt Parcell of Accuvant; Monarch2020 of unsecurityresearch.com; Robert Clugston of Accuvant; Roberto Suggi Liverani of Security-Assessment.com; Rodrigo Rubira Branco (BSDaemon) via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative; and Sumit Siddharth from 7safe.

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, described in their January 2011 Critical Patch Update advisory.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2011-194091.html

Vendor URL:  www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2011-194091.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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