Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200608 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000470.1.
StarOffice 7 Software
StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite
StarOffice 8 Software
6498220, 6498221, 6498574
Date of Resolved Release
A security vulnerability with the way StarOffice/StarSuite 6, 7 and 8 process Windows Metafile (.wmf) files may allow a remote unprivileged user the ability to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the user running StarOffice/StarSuite.
Sun would like to acknowledge, with thanks, John Heasman of NGS Software Ltd. for bringing this issue to our attention.
This issue is also described in the following document:
CVE CAN-2006-5870 at: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-5870
This issue can occur in the following releases:
To determine the version of StarOffice installed on a system, the following command can be run (for '/<staroffice program dir>/program/bootstraprc'):
% grep Product bootstraprc ProductKey=StarOffice 8 ProductPatch=(Product Update 2)
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 been exploited.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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