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OpenOffice senddoc Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

2.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host has OpenOffice installed and is prone to Insecure Temporary File Creation Vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists due to OpenOffice 'senddoc' which creates temporary files in an insecure manner, that allows users to overwrite files via a symlink attack on a /tmp/log.obr.##### temporary file.

Affected Software

Affected Software

OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 on Windows (Any).

Solution

Solution

Upgrade OpenOffice to a later version.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)