Vulnerability Details

Apache OpenOffice 'Impress Tool' Denial of Service Vulnerability (MAC OS X)

Published: 2016-08-16 08:36:15
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Detection Type:
Executable

Summary:
The host is installed with Apache OpenOffice and is prone to denial of service vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
The flaw is due to an OpenDocument Presentation .ODP or Presentation Template .OTP file can contain invalid presentation elements that lead to memory corruption when the document is loaded in Apache OpenOffice Impress.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow a remote attacker to cause denial of service and possible execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Versions:
Apache OpenOffice before 4.1.2 and earlier on MAC OS X.

Recommendations:
As a workaround it is recommended to consider the actions suggested in the the referenced advisory.

Solution Type:
Workaround

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-1513

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92079

References:

https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=127045
http://www.talosintelligence.com/reports/TALOS-2016-0051
http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2016-1513.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8
Published
2016-08-16
Modified
2019-05-03
Category
Denial of Service

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