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Impact: Important
Public: 2012-08-01
Bugzilla: 826077: CVE-2012-2665, libreoffice: Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the XML manifest encryption handling code


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the XML manifest encryption tag parsing functionality in and LibreOffice before 3.5.5 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted Open Document Text (.odt) file with (1) a child tag within an incorrect parent tag, (2) duplicate tags, or (3) a Base64 ChecksumAttribute whose length is not evenly divisible by four.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2665 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

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
RHEL Desktop Workstation version 5 ( RHSA-2012:1136 August 01, 2012
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 ( RHSA-2012:1136 August 01, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libreoffice) RHSA-2012:1135 August 01, 2012

External References


Upstream acknowledges Timo Warns as the original reporter of this issue.

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