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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation, OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice.org XML Manifest Encryption Handling Heap Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027332
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027332
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2665   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 28 2012
Original Entry Date:  Aug 1 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.4.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenOffice.org. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) format file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the XML manifest encryption handling code and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Timo Warns of PRE-CERT reported this vulnerability.

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 (3.4.1).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-2665.html

Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-2665.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.
Aug 1 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice.org XML Manifest Encryption Handling Heap Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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