CVE-2017-9806: Out-of-Bounds Write in Writer's WW8Fonts Constructor
Fixed in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4
A vulnerability in the OpenOffice Writer DOC file parser, and specifically in the WW8Fonts Constructor, allows attackers to craft malicious documents that cause denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution.
There are no known exploits of this vulnerability.
A proof-of-concept demonstration exists.
Thanks to Marcin 'Icewall' Noga of Cisco Talos for discovering 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.
The latest information on Apache OpenOffice security bulletins can be found at the Bulletin Archive page.