Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 201774 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1001313.1.
StarOffice 7 Software
StarOffice 8 Software
Date of Workaround Release
Date of Resolved Release
A security vulnerability in StarOffice/StarSuite may make it possible to inject basic code into documents which is executed upon loading of the document. The user will not be asked or notified and the macro will have full access to system resources with current user's privileges. As a result, the macro may delete/replace system files, read/send private data and/or cause additional security issues.
Note: Disabling document macros will not prevent this issue.
This issue is also described in CVE CAN-2006-2198 at: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2006-2198
This issue can occur in the following releases:
Note: StarOffice 6.0 is not affected by this issue. StarOffice 5.x will not be evaluated regarding the potential impact of this issue.
There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate the described issue has been exploited.
There is no workaround. Please see the "Resolution" section below.
This issue is addressed in the following releases:
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