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CVE-2009-0259 Detail

Description

The Word processor in OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 through 1.1.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) .doc, (2) .wri, or (3) .rtf Word 97 file that triggers memory corruption, as exploited in the wild in December 2008, as demonstrated by 2008-crash.doc.rar, and a similar issue to CVE-2008-4841.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/22/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/23/2009)

This issue can only result in an OpenOffice.org crash, not allowing arbitrary code execution. Red Hat does not consider a crash of a client application such as OpenOffice.org to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2008-crash.doc.rar Exploit
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/21/9
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33383
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/48213
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6560

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0259
NVD Published Date:
01/22/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017