CVE-2017-3157: Arbitrary file disclosure in Calc and Writer
Fixed in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4
By exploiting the way OpenOffice renders embedded objects, an attacker could craft a document that allows reading in a file from the user's filesystem. Information could be retrieved by the attacker by, e.g., using hidden sections to store the information, tricking the user into saving the document and convincing the user to sent the document back to the attacker.
The vulnerability is mitigated by the need for the attacker to know the precise file path in the target system, and the need to trick the user into saving the document and sending it back.
There are no known exploits of this vulnerability.
A proof-of-concept demonstration exists.
Thanks to Ben Hayak for reporting this issue.
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
All Apache OpenOffice versions 4.1.3 and older are affected.
OpenOffice.org versions are also affected.
Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 for the latest maintenance and cumulative security fixes. Use the Apache OpenOffice download page.Further Information
The latest information on Apache OpenOffice security bulletins can be found at the Bulletin Archive page.