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From Stacie Jones <queenigra...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:03:29 GMT
So has data been leaked? Is that why we need the patch?

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> Please note, this is the official security bulletin, targeted for
> security professionals.  If you are an OpenOffice.org 3.3 user, and
> are able to apply the mentioned patch, then you are encouraged to do
> so.  If someone else supports or manages your desktop, then please
> forward this information to them.
>
> Additional support is available on our Community Forums:
>
> http://user.services.openoffice.org/
>
> And via our ooo-users mailing list:
>
>
> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/mailing-lists.html#users-mailing-list
>
> Note:  This security patch for OpenOffice.org is made available to
> legacy OpenOffice.org users as a service by the Apache OpenOffice
> Project Management Committee.  The patch is made available under the
> Apache License, and due to its importance, we are releasing it outside
> of the standard release cycle.
>
> -Rob
>
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA512
>
> CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
>
> Severity: Important
>
> Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
>
> Versions Affected: OpenOffice.org 3.3 and 3.4 Beta, on all platforms.
> Earlier versions may be also affected.
>
> Description: An XML External Entity (XXE) attack is possible in the
> above versions of OpenOffice.org.  This vulnerability exploits the way
> in
> which external entities are processed in certain XML components of ODF
> documents.  By crafting an external entity to refer to other local
> file system
> resources, an attacker would be able to inject contents of other
> locally- accessible files into the ODF document, without the user's
> knowledge or permission.  Data leakage then becomes possible when that
> document is later distributed to other parties.
>
> Mitigation: OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 and 3.4 beta users should install the
> patch at:  http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-0037.html
>
> This vulnerability is also fixed in Apache OpenOffice 3.4 dev
> snapshots since March 1st, 2012.
>
> Source and Building: Information on obtaining the source code for this
> patch, and for porting it or adapting it to OpenOffice.org derivatives
> can be found here:
> http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2012-0037-src.txt
>
> Credit: The Apache OpenOffice project acknowledges and thanks the
> discoverer of this issue, Timothy D. Morgan of Virtual Security
> Research, LLC.
>
> References: http://security.openoffice.org
>
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-- 
Peace,
Stacie M. Jones
~"Lokaa samastaa sukhino bhavantu,"~
"May all worlds be happy."

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