LibreOffice up to 3.5.2 numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in LibreOffice up to 3.5.2 (Office Suite Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-189. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Integer overflow in filter/source/msfilter/msdffimp.cxx in (OOo) 3.3, 3.4 Beta, and possibly earlier, and LibreOffice before 3.5.3, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via the length of an Escher graphics record in a PowerPoint (.ppt) document, which triggers a buffer overflow.

The weakness was disclosed 06/19/2012 by Kestutis Gudinavicius with SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-2334 since 04/19/2012. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59378 (CentOS 5 / 6 : (CESA-2012:0705)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 120415 (CentOS Security Update for (CESA-2012:0705)).

Upgrading to version 3.5.2 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (75695) and Tenable (59378).






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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 59378
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 / 6 : (CESA-2012:0705)
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OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2487-1 (
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Upgrade: LibreOffice 3.5.2


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Advisory: RHSA-2012:0705
Researcher: Kestutis Gudinavicius
Organization: SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-2334 (🔍)

X-Force: 75695
SecurityTracker: 1027070 - PowerPoint Processing Flaw May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 35218 - OpenOffice Before 3.4 and LibreOffice Before Remote DoS Vulnerability via a Crafted PowerPoint File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 53570 - OpenOffice Prior to 3.4 Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 46992 - Documents Processing Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 82517


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/04/2021 08:15 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (66), 04/13/2017 12:51 PM (19), 12/04/2021 08:09 AM (3), 12/04/2021 08:11 AM (1), 12/04/2021 08:15 AM (2)
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