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Released: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11

File Format, CVE-2006-3117

File Format

1. Impact:

The buffer overflow allows for a value to be written to an arbitrary location in memory. This may lead to command execution in the context of the current user.

This issue is also described in
CVE-2006-3117 at: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-3117,
NGSSoftware Advisory, http://www.ngssoftware.com/advisories/openoffice.txt
Sun Alert 102501, http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102501-1

2. Contributing Factors:

This issue can occur in the following releases: OpenOffice.org 1.1.x and OpenOffice.org 2.0.x

3. Symptoms:

OpenOffice.org can crash due to internal buffer overflows when loading a malformed document.

4. Relief/Workaround:

None.

5. Resolution:

OpenOffice.org 1.1.5 Patch, OpenOffice.org 2.0.3

6. Credits:

Wade Alcorn of NGSSoftware discovered the vulnerability and aided in the explanation/fix.

 


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