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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation, OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org XML External Entity Processing Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026837
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026837
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0037   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 22 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.3 and 3.4 Beta; possibly earlier versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenOffice.org. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user can create a specially crafted external entity that refers to file system resources on the target user's system. When the target user loads the ODF document, information from the target user's system may be silently injected into the ODF document.

If the document is later distributed to other users, the information may be disclosed.

Timothy D. Morgan of Virtual Security Research, LLC reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch for 3.3.0 and 3.4 beta.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-0037.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-0037.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.
Mar 22 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org XML External Entity Processing Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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