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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0259 (1 public exploit)

The Word processor in 1.1.2 through 1.1.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) .doc, (2) .wri, or (3) .rtf Word 97 file that triggers memory corruption, as exploited in the wild in December 2008, as demonstrated by 2008-crash.doc.rar, and a similar issue to CVE-2008-4841.
Publish Date : 2009-01-22 Last Update Date : 2009-04-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeMemory corruption
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

This issue can only result in an crash, not allowing arbitrary code execution. Red Hat does not consider a crash of a client application such as to be a security issue.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-0259

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Openoffice 1.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Openoffice 1.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Openoffice 1.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Openoffice 1.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Openoffice 4

- References For CVE-2009-0259

MILW0RM 6560
MLIST [oss-security] 20090121 CVE Request -- (CVE-2008-4841)
BID 33383 OpenOffice '.doc' File Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-01-29
XF openoffice-wordprocessor-code-execution(48213)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0259

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