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Security Vulnerability in OpenOffice.org related to PNG file processing

1. Impact

A security vulnerability in OpenOffice.org, related to PNG 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 PNG file provided by the remote user.
Note: PNG files could be embedded in many different document types, including all kind of ODF and MS Office documents.

2. Affected releases

Note: 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, do not load documents from untrusted sources.

5. Resolution

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


OpenOffice.org acknowledges with thanks, Marc Schoenefeld from Red Hat Security Response Team.

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