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CVE-2010-2936

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-07-26
Bugzilla: 622555: CVE-2010-2936 OpenOffice.org: Heap-based buffer overflow by parsing specially-crafted Microsoft PowerPoint document

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in simpress.bin in the Impress module in OpenOffice.org (OOo) 2.x and 3.x before 3.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted polygons in a PowerPoint document that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2936 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue is not planned to be fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5,
as its impact is mitigated by standard glibc protection mechanisms to
cause only application abort.

Red Hat Security Response Team does not consider a user-assisted crash
(abort) of a client application, such as OpenOffice.org Impress tool,
to be a security issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.8
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (openoffice.org) RHSA-2010:0643 August 23, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2010:0643 August 23, 2010

External References

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