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CVE-2007-4251 Detail

Description

OpenOffice.org (OOo) 2.2 does not properly handle files with multiple extensions, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/08/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4251
Original release date:
08/08/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/14/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this flaw a security issue. This flaw will only crash OpenOffice.org if a victim opens a malicious document.

Official Statement from Mandriva (09/18/2007)

This issue crashes OpenOffice.org only if a user opens a malicious document. Mandriva does not consider this a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3004 External Source SREASON 3004
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/475534/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070804 [ELEYTT] 4SIERPIEN2007
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018544 External Source SECTRACK 1018544
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/35806 External Source XF openoffice-fileextension-dos(35806)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:openoffice:openoffice:2.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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