VDB-109766 · CVE-2017-9806 · BID 101585

Apache OpenOffice up to 4.1.3 DOC File Parser WW8Fonts out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Apache OpenOffice up to 4.1.3 (Office Suite Software). Affected by this issue is the function WW8Fonts of the component DOC File Parser. 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 software writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 10/26/2017. The weakness was released 11/20/2017 by Cisco with Cisco Talos (Website). The advisory is available at openoffice.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-9806 since 06/21/2017. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit.

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.

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). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 109749 and 109750.






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CPE 2.3info

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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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Status: Not defined

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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: 703663
OpenVAS Name: Apache OpenOffice Multiple DoS And Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities (Windows)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: OpenOffice 4.1.4


06/21/2017 🔍
10/24/2017 +125 days 🔍
10/26/2017 +2 days 🔍
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11/20/2017 +25 days 🔍
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11/21/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/24/2021 +1160 days 🔍


Vendor: apache.org

Advisory: openoffice.org
Researcher: Marcin ???Icewall??? Noga (Cisco)
Organization: Cisco Talos
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-9806 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 101585 - Apache OpenOffice Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 11/21/2017 07:51 AM
Updated: 01/24/2021 09:51 PM
Changes: 11/21/2017 07:51 AM (74), 12/09/2019 09:47 AM (6), 01/24/2021 09:51 PM (2)
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