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Released: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11

CVE-2021-28129

Apache OpenOffice Advisory

CVE-2021-28129 DEB packaging for Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 installed with a non-root userid and groupid

Fixed in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11

Description

While working on Apache OpenOffice 4.1.8 a developer discovered that the DEB package did not install using root, but instead used a userid and groupid of 500. This both caused issues with desktop integration and could allow a crafted attack on files owned by that user or group if they exist.

Severity: Moderate

There are no known exploits of this vulnerability.
A proof-of-concept demonstration exists.

Thanks to the reporter for discovering this issue.

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected

All Apache OpenOffice versions 4.1.10 and older are affected.
OpenOffice.org versions may also be affected.

Mitigation

Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11 for the latest maintenance and cumulative security fixes. Use the Apache OpenOffice download page.

Acknowledgments

The Apache OpenOffice Security Team thanks for pointing to this issue.

Further Information

For additional information and assistance, consult the Apache OpenOffice Community Forums or make requests to the users@openoffice.apache.org public mailing list.

The latest information on Apache OpenOffice security bulletins can be found at the Bulletin Archive page.


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