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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
Description Last Modified:  08/08/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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.

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.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3004
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/475534/100/0/threaded
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1018544
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4251
NVD Published Date:
08/08/2007
NVD Last Modified:
07/28/2017