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OpenOffice.org may fail to recognize embedded Basic macros

Vulnerability Note VU#170113

Original Release Date: 2006-07-24 | Last Revised: 2006-07-24

Overview

The OpenOffice.org team has reported a vulnerability in how the 1.1 and 2.0 versions of OpenOffice.org process basic macros.

Description

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.


To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to convince a user to open a document with a specially crafted basic macro inserted. If successful, the attacker could use the macro to access the operating system with the privileges of the user who opened the document.

Impact

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.

Solution

Upgrade

See the systems affected section of this document for information about specific vendors. Users who compile OpenOffice.org from source or get their binaries directly from OpenOffice.org are encouraged to upgrade to version 1.1.5 or 2.0.3.

Vendor Information

170113
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

OpenOffice.org

Updated:  July 20, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Red Hat, Inc.

Notified:  July 12, 2006 Updated:  July 24, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Ubuntu

Notified:  July 12, 2006 Updated:  July 24, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2198
Date Public: 2006-06-29
Date First Published: 2006-07-24
Date Last Updated: 2006-07-24 17:42 UTC
Document Revision: 22

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