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CVE-2008-2152

Integer Overflow vulnerability in rtl_allocateMemory()

1. Impact

A security vulnerability in the custom memory allocation function from OpenOffice.org may lead to heap overflows and allow a remote unprivileged user who provides a OpenOffice.org document that is opened by a local user to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org. No working exploit is known right now.

2. Affected releases

All versions between OpenOffice.org 2.0 and 2.4 inclusive.

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate this issue has occurred

4. Relief/Workaround

There is no workaround. See "Resolution" below.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following release:

OpenOffice.org 2.4.1


Security Home -> Bulletin -> CVE-2008-2152

6. Comments

OpenOffice.org acknowledges with thanks, an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP.

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