Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 237944 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1019264.1.
Date of Resolved Release
A Security Vulnerability in StarOffice/StarSuite 8 may allow file manipulation and Arbitrary Code execution
A security vulnerability in the custom memory allocation function of StarOffice/StarSuite 8 may lead to heap overflows and file manipulation. This could allow a remote unprivileged user who provides a StarOffice/StarSuite document that is opened by a local user to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of that user.
Sun acknowledges with thanks, an anonymous researcher working with the iDefense Vulnerability Contributor Program (VCP) (http://labs.idefense.com/vcp/).
This issue is also described in the following document:
CVE-2008-2152 at http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2152
2. Contributing Factors
This issue can occur in the following releases:
To determine the version of StarOffice/StarSuite installed on a system, the following command can be run (for <program dir>/program/bootstraprc):
% grep Product bootstraprcOr using the GUI, do the following (with StarOffice/StarSuite open):
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:
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