Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200190 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000144.1.
StarOffice 7 Software
StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite
StarOffice 8 Software
A security vulnerability with the way StarOffice/StarSuite 6, 7, and 8 process TIFF files may allow a remote unprivileged user who provides a StarOffice/StarSuite document that is opened by a local user to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the user running StarOffice/StarSuite.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense VCP (http://labs.idefense.com/vcp/).
This issue is also described in the following document:
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: StarOffice/StarSuite earlier versions will not be evaluated regarding this issue.
To determine the version of StarOffice/StarSuite installed on a system, the following command can be run (for <program dir>/program/bootstraprc):
% grep Product bootstraprc ProductKey=StarOffice 8 ProductPatch=(Product Update 5)
Or using the GUI, do the following (with StarOffice/StarSuite open):
The version is displayed first in the "about" text.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has occurred.
There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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