The OpenOffice.org team has reported a vulnerability in how the 1.1 and 2.0 versions of OpenOffice.org handle certain Java applets.
OpenOffice.org is an office suite that is available for multiple operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Apple Mac OS X, and BSD. It includes components such as a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tool. It features the ability for documents to contain Java applets in addition to static data content.
The OpenOffice.org team has stated that there is a vulnerability in the 1.1 and 2.0 versions of OpenOffice.org that may allow some Java applets full access to the host operating system with the privileges of the user running OpenOffice.org.
A malicious Java applet 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.
Red Hat, Inc.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2006-07-20|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-01-31 17:27 UTC|