Integer Overflow vulnerability in rtl_allocateMemory()
- Synopsis:Different kinds of manipulated files may lead to heap overflows and arbitrary code execution
- State: Resolved
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.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate this issue has occurred
There is no workaround. See "Resolution" below.
This issue is addressed in the following release:
Security Home -> Bulletin -> CVE-2008-2152
OpenOffice.org acknowledges with thanks, an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP.