An empty class path may lead to run arbitrary Java code
Fixed in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.14
Apache OpenOffice versions before 4.1.14 may be configured to add an empty entry to the Java class path. This may lead to run arbitrary Java code from the current directory.
There are no known exploits of this vulnerability.
A proof-of-concept demonstration does not exist.
Thanks to the reporter for discovering this issue.
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
All Apache OpenOffice versions 4.1.13 and older are affected.
OpenOffice.org versions may also be affected.
Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.14 for the latest maintenance and cumulative security fixes. Use the Apache OpenOffice download page.
The Apache OpenOffice Security Team would like to thank the European Commission's Open Source Programme Office for discovering and reporting this attack vector.
The latest information on Apache OpenOffice security bulletins can be found at the Bulletin Archive page.