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622555: CVE-2010-2936 Heap-based buffer overflow by parsing specially-crafted Microsoft PowerPoint document

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in simpress.bin in the Impress module in (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 dictionary and NIST NVD.


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 Impress tool, to be a security issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 ( RHSA-2010:0643 2010-08-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 RHSA-2010:0643 2010-08-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 1.1.5- Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 openoffice.org2 2.0.4- Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Affected