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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibreOffice Vendors:   libreoffice.org
LibreOffice Heap Oveflow in tools::Polygon::Insert() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039029
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039029
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-7870   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 1 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in LibreOffice. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Windows Metafile (WMF) that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow in the tools::Polygon::Insert() function in 'tools/source/generic/poly.cxx' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.2.5, 5.3.0).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2017-7870/

Vendor URL:  www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2017-7870/ (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.
Aug 1 2017 (Red Hat Issues Fix) LibreOffice Heap Oveflow in tools::Polygon::Insert() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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