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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org Library Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025004
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025004
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3689   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 28 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.x to 3.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenOffice.org. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A user can create a specially crafted library file on the target user's current directory. In certain cases, the application may load the user's library instead of the intended DLL and execute arbitrary code.

This type of exploit is also known as "binary planting" or "DLL preloading".

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (3.3).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2010-3689.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2010-3689.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 28 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org Library Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jan 28 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org Library Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Apr 20 2011 (Oracle Issues Fix for StarOffice) OpenOffice.org Library Loading Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for StarOffice.



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