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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 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 6 (libreoffice) RHSA-2012:1135 2012-08-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ( RHSA-2012:1136 2012-08-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) ( RHSA-2012:1136 2012-08-01


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

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