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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2012 19:13:29 GMT
On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 6:48 AM, Terry <terauck-aouser@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

> It occurs to me that this should also be published on the announce list.
>
>

I agree.  But maybe wait for the Linux version of the patch?

-Rob



>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
> > To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> > Cc:
> > Sent: Friday, 23 March 2012 12:16 AM
> > Subject: CVE-2012-0037: OpenOffice.org data leakage vulnerability
> >
> > 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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