Secunia Research: OpenOffice.org Word Document Table Parsing Integer Underflow

2009-09-02T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:22400
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-09-02T00:00:00

Description

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                 Secunia Research 01/09/2009
  • OpenOffice.org Word Document Table Parsing Integer Underflow -

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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

====================================================================== 1) Affected Software

  • OpenOffice.org 3.1

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

====================================================================== 2) Severity

Rating: Highly critical Impact: System access Where: From remote

====================================================================== 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/

====================================================================== 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 due to an integer underflow error when parsing certain records in the document table. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

====================================================================== 5) Solution

Update to version 3.1.1.

====================================================================== 6) Time Table

14/05/2009 - Vendor notified. 14/05/2009 - Vendor response. 01/09/2009 - Public disclosure.

====================================================================== 7) Credits

Discovered by Dyon Balding, Secunia Research.

====================================================================== 8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2009-0200 for the vulnerability.

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====================================================================== 10) Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2009-26/

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