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Released: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11

CVE-2021-41830

Apache OpenOffice Advisory

#1 Content Manipulation with Certificate Double Attack
#2 Macro Manipulation with Certificate Double Attack

Fixed in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.11

Description

It is possible for an attacker to manipulate signed documents and macros to appear to come from a trusted source.
An attacker can use the vulnerabilities to convert an untrusted digital signature into trusted ones and change the content of the ODF document without invalidating the signature.

Severity: High

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 would like to thank Simon Rohlmann, Vladislav Mladenov, Christian Mainka and Jörg Schwenk, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, for discovering and reporting this attack vector.

Further Information

This issue was also reported to LibreOffice with CVE-2021-25633.

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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