OpenOffice 4.1.0 Calc Command Injection

2014.08.23
Credit: Herbert
Risk: High
Local: Yes
Remote: No
CWE: CWE-78


CVSS Base Score: 9.3/10
Impact Subscore: 10/10
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6/10
Exploit range: Remote
Attack complexity: Medium
Authentication: No required
Confidentiality impact: Complete
Integrity impact: Complete
Availability impact: Complete

CVE-2014-3524 OpenOffice Calc Command Injection Vulnerability Severity: Important Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation Versions Affected: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 and older on Windows. OpenOffice.org versions may also be affected. Description: The vulnerability allows command injection when loading Calc spreadsheets. Specially crafted documents can be used for command-injection attacks. Further exploits are possible but have not been verified. Mitigation: Apache OpenOffice users are advised to upgrade to Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1. Users who are unable to upgrade immediately should be cautious when opening untrusted documents. Credits: The Apache OpenOffice security team credits Rohan Durve and James Kettle of Context Information Security as the discoverer of this flaw. Herbert Darr Member of the Apache OpenOffice Security Team


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