Apache OpenOffice up to 4.1.3 PPT File Parser PPTStyleSheet out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Apache OpenOffice up to 4.1.3 (Office Suite Software). This affects the function PPTStyleSheet of the component PPT File Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/26/2017. The weakness was shared 11/20/2017 by Cisco with Cisco Talos (Website). The advisory is shared at openoffice.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-12607 since 08/07/2017. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 104162 (FreeBSD : Apache OpenOffice -- multiple vulnerabilities (27229c67-b8ff-11e7-9f79-ac9e174be3af)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176203 (Debian Security Update for libreoffice (DSA 4022-1)).

Upgrading to version 4.1.4 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 (104162). The entries 109750 and 109766 are related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.4

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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 104162
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : Apache OpenOffice -- multiple vulnerabilities (27229c67-b8ff-11e7-9f79-ac9e174be3af)
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OpenVAS ID: 63291
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 4022-1 (libreoffice - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: OpenOffice 4.1.4


08/07/2017 🔍
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Vendor: apache.org

Advisory: DLA 1214-1
Researcher: Marcin ???Icewall??? Noga (Cisco)
Organization: Cisco Talos
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-12607 (🔍)

SecurityTracker: 1039732
SecurityFocus: 101585 - Apache OpenOffice Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 11/21/2017 07:48 AM
Updated: 01/11/2023 07:59 AM
Changes: 11/21/2017 07:48 AM (77), 12/09/2019 08:35 AM (6), 01/24/2021 09:25 PM (2), 01/24/2021 09:27 PM (1), 01/11/2023 07:59 AM (3)
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