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CVE-2009-2949

Security Vulnerability in OpenOffice.org related to XPM file processing

1. Impact

A security vulnerability in OpenOffice.org, related to XPM file processing, may allow a remote unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of a local user running OpenOffice.org, if the local user opens a crafted XPM file provided by the remote user. XPM files can also be embedded in different kind of documents, including documents in the OpenDocument Format (ODF), the default format used by OpenOffice.org.

2. Affected releases

All versions of OpenOffice.org prior to version 3.2

3. Symptoms

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

4. Relief/Workaround

To workaround the described issue, do not load documents from untrusted sources.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following release: OpenOffice.org 3.2

6. Comments

OpenOffice.org acknowledges with thanks Sebastian Apelt from siberas


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