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CVE-2010-3453

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2011-01-26
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
640950: CVE-2010-3453 OpenOffice.org: Heap-based buffer overflow by processing *.doc files with WW8 list styles with specially-crafted count of list levels

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The WW8ListManager::WW8ListManager function in oowriter in OpenOffice.org (OOo) 2.x and 3.x before 3.3 does not properly handle an unspecified number of list levels in user-defined list styles in WW8 data in a Microsoft Word document, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted .DOC file that triggers an out-of-bounds write.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3453 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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 5 (openoffice.org) RHSA-2011:0182 2011-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (openoffice.org) RHSA-2011:0183 2011-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (openoffice.org) RHSA-2011:0181 2011-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (openoffice.org) RHSA-2011:0182 2011-01-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 openoffice.org Affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank OpenOffice.org for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Dan Rosenberg of Virtual Security Research as the original reporter.

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