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CVE-2010-3689

Insecure LD_LIBRARY_PATH usage in OpenOffice.org shell scripts

1. Impact

The OpenOffice.org start script and other shell scripts expand the LD_LIBRARY_PATH in a way that the current directory might be searched for libraries before /lib and /usr/lib, which can have security implications.

2. Affected releases

Note: OpenOffice.org 2 is not impacted by this issue. Earlier versions of OpenOffice.org are no longer supported and will not be evaluated regarding this issue.

3. Symptoms

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

4. Relief/Workaround

To workaround the described issue, make sure that LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not empty before running soffice or other OpenOffice.org shell scripts.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following release: OpenOffice.org 3.3

6. Comments

OpenOffice.org acknowledges with thanks, Dmitri Gribenko.


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