Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 201270 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1000953.1.
6524949, 6524951, 6524953
StarOffice 7 Software
StarOffice 6.0 Office Suite
StarOffice 8 Software
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
Security Vulnerability in StarOffice/StarSuite URL Handler
A security vulnerability with the way StarOffice/StarSuite 6, 7 and 8 process hyperlinks (URLs) in documents may allow a remote unprivileged user who provides a StarOffice/StarSuite 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.
This issue is also described in the following document:
CVE-2007-0239 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-02392. Contributing Factors
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 installed on a system, the following command can be run (for <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.3. Symptoms
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has occurred.4. Workaround
There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution section below.5. Resolution
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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28-Apr-2008: Updated Resolution section to add link for Security Technical Instruction document
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