National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability Database

National Vulnerability
Database

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      Last Modified:  01/22/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0259
Original release date:
01/22/2009
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
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:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2008-crash.doc.rar Exploit External Source MISC http://milw0rm.com/sploits/2008-crash.doc.rar
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/21/9 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090121 CVE Request -- openoffice.org (CVE-2008-4841)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33383 External Source BID 33383
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/48213 External Source XF openoffice-wordprocessor-code-execution(48213)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/6560 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 6560

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History 3 change records found - show changes