Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 200865 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000655.1.
StarOffice 7 Software
StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite
StarOffice 8 Software
Date of Resolved Release
A security vulnerability with the way StarOffice/StarSuite 6, 7 and 8 process Rich Text Format (RTF) documents may allow a remote unprivileged user who provides a StarOffice/StarSuite RTF document that is opened by a local user the ability to execute arbitrary commands on the system with the privileges of the user running StarOffice/StarSuite.
Sun acknowleges with thanks, John Heasman from NGS Software Ltd (www.ngssoftware.com) for bringing this issue to our attention.
This issue is referenced in the following document:
CVE-2007-0245 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2007-0245
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 this issue has occurred.
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
This solution has no attachment