OpenOffice Multiple Vulnerabilities
Secunia Advisory: SA20867 Print Advisory
Release Date: 2006-06-30
Critical: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where: From remote
Solution Status: Vendor Patch
Some vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenOffice, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
1) An error exists within the handling of certain Java applets in OpenOffice documents. This can exploited by malicious Java applets to bypass sandbox restrictions and gain full access to system resources with current user privileges.
2) An error exists within the handling of Macros embedded in documents. This can be exploited to execute arbitrary Basic code with full access to system resources without any user notification, when a malicious document is opened.
3) A boundary error exists within the handling of certain XML documents. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow and may allow arbitrary code execution when a specially crafted XML document is opened.
The vulnerabilities have been reported in version 1.1.x and 2.0.x.
Solution: Update to the fixed version or apply patches when available.
OpenOffice 2.0.x: -> Update to version 2.0.3.
A patch for version 1.1.5 will reportedly be released shortly. The vendor recommends disabling Java Applets as a workaround for vulnerability #1.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by vendor.
Original Advisory: http://www.openoffice.org/security/b...-20060629.html