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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache OpenOffice Vendors:   OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice Table Parsing Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022798
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022798
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0201   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 1 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.1.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in OpenOffice. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a file with specially crafted records that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on May 18, 2009.

Dyon Balding of Secunia Research 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 (3.1.1).
Vendor URL:  www.openoffice.org/ (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.
Sep 4 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) OpenOffice Table Parsing Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:04:21 +0200
Subject:  Secunia Research: OpenOffice.org Word Document Table Parsing Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 01/09/2009

   - OpenOffice.org Word Document Table Parsing Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* OpenOffice.org 3.1

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for
word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and
more.".

Product Link:
http://openoffice.org/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in OpenOffice.org, 
which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise 
a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused by a boundary error when parsing certain 
records and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via
a specially crafted document.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Update to version 3.1.1.

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6) Time Table 

18/05/2009 - Vendor notified.
18/05/2009 - Vendor response.
01/09/2009 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2009-0201 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-27/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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