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Released: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.13


Apache OpenOffice Advisory

CVE-2021-30245 Code execution in Apache OpenOffice via non-http(s) schemes in Hyperlinks

Fixed in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10


Applications of the OpenOffice suite handle non-http(s) hyperlinks in an insecure way, allowing for 1-click code execution on Windows, Linux and macOS systems via malicious executable files hosted on internet-accessible file shares.

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 4.1.9 and older are affected. versions may also be affected.


Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.10 for the latest maintenance and cumulative security fixes. Use the Apache OpenOffice download page .


The Apache OpenOffice Security Team would like to thank Fabian Bräunlein and Lukas Euler of Positive Security for discovering and reporting this attack vector.

Further Information

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

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

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