VDB-101951 · CVE-2017-9432 · Qualys 171048

Document Liberation Project libstaroffice lib/StarWriterStruct.cxx DatabaseName::read out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability was found in Document Liberation Project libstaroffice (Project Management Software) (the affected version unknown). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function DatabaseName::read in the library lib/StarWriterStruct.cxx. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Document Liberation Project libstaroffice before 2017-04-07 has an out-of-bounds write caused by a stack-based buffer overflow related to the DatabaseName::read function in lib/StarWriterStruct.cxx.

The bug was discovered 04/06/2017. The weakness was released 06/05/2017 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at bugs.chromium.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-9432. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101749 (Fedora 26 : libstaroffice (2017-f986009363)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171048 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for (SUSE-SU-2018:1076-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (101749).






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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 101749
Nessus Name: Fedora 26 : libstaroffice (2017-f986009363)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for libstaroffice FEDORA-2017-86cfcbbae8
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Patch: github.com


06/04/2017 🔍
04/06/2017 +17028 days 🔍
04/07/2017 +1 days 🔍
06/04/2017 +58 days 🔍
06/05/2017 +1 days 🔍
06/05/2017 +0 days 🔍
07/17/2017 +42 days 🔍
12/07/2022 +1969 days 🔍


Advisory: FEDORA-2017-f986009363
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-9432 (🔍)


Created: 06/05/2017 09:44 AM
Updated: 12/07/2022 04:45 PM
Changes: 06/05/2017 09:44 AM (72), 10/13/2019 04:38 PM (1), 12/07/2022 04:38 PM (5), 12/07/2022 04:45 PM (1)
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