Vulnerability Note VU#170113
OpenOffice.org may fail to recognize embedded Basic macros
The OpenOffice.org team has reported a vulnerability in how the 1.1 and 2.0 versions of OpenOffice.org process basic macros.
A vulnerability in OpenOffice.org may allow an attacker to inject basic code into documents such that the code will be executed when the document is loaded. After the document is opened, the user will not be alerted that the macro is running.
A malicious basic macro could change, delete, transmit, overwrite, and read data on the affected computer. It may also be possible for an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|OpenOffice.org||Affected||-||20 Jul 2006|
|Red Hat, Inc.||Affected||12 Jul 2006||24 Jul 2006|
|Ubuntu||Affected||12 Jul 2006||24 Jul 2006|
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This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2198
- Date Public: 29 Jun 2006
- Date First Published: 24 Jul 2006
- Date Last Updated: 24 Jul 2006
- Document Revision: 22
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