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iDefense Security Advisory 04.17.08: Multiple Vendor OpenOffice EMF EMR_BITBLT Record Integer Overflow Vulnerability
From: iDefense Labs <labs-no-reply () idefense com>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:59:37 -0400
iDefense Security Advisory 04.17.08
Apr 17, 2008
OpenOffice is an open-source desktop office suite for many of today's
popular operating systems. One of the file formats that OpenOffice
supports is Windows Enhanced Metafile (EMF). EMF files are used to
render images. More information is available from the following URL.
Remote exploitation of an integer overflow vulnerability in OpenOffice,
as included in various vendors' operating system distributions, allows
attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the logged
The vulnerability exists within the code responsible for parsing the
EMR_STRETCHBLT record in an EMF file. This code reads in two 32-bit
integers from the file, and then uses them in an arithmetic operation
that calculates the number of bytes to allocate for a dynamic buffer.
This calculation can overflow, resulting in an insufficiently sized
buffer being allocated. Subsequently, this buffer is overflowed with
data from the file.
Exploitation of this vulnerability results in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user opening the file. In order to
exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must persuade a user to open a
iDefense confirmed the existence of this vulnerability in OpenOffice
version 2.3. Other versions may also be affected.
iDefense is currently unaware of any workarounds for this issue.
VI. VENDOR RESPONSE
The OpenOffice.org team has addressed these vulnerabilities with the
release of version 2.4. For more information, consult the OOo Security
Bulletin at the following URL.
VII. CVE INFORMATION
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the
name CVE-2007-5746 to this issue. This is a candidate for inclusion in
the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org/), which standardizes names for
VIII. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
10/29/2007 Initial vendor notification
10/30/2007 Initial vendor response
04/17/2008 Coordinated public disclosure
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- iDefense Security Advisory 04.17.08: Multiple Vendor OpenOffice EMF EMR_BITBLT Record Integer Overflow Vulnerability iDefense Labs (Apr 17)