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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org Word Document File Importer Out-of-Bounds Read Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026145
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026145
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2713   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 6 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 3.3.0 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenOffice.org. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Word document that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds read and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Red Hat, Inc. security researcher Huzaifa Sidhpurwala reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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