Remote code execution in Apache OpenOffice



Published: 2021-04-16
Risk High
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-30245
CWE ID CWE-94
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Apache OpenOffice
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Apache Foundation

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-30245

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation within the non-http(s) schemes in Hyperlinks. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache OpenOffice: 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.1.7, 4.1.8, 4.1.9

CPE External links

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r7c01173f763b0c4212ada0e6ab283984d6e058d72258efce85c006ab@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r87ff11512e4883052991e6b725e20294224034ea8453b811fb3ee735%40%3Cusers.openoffice.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r87ff11512e4883052991e6b725e20294224034ea8453b811fb3ee735@%3Cdev.openoffice.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r87ff11512e4883052991e6b725e20294224034ea8453b811fb3ee735@%3Cusers.openoffice.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ra2cabdc083d5160a84de9a6436296ee5030fb3a16dc490dee4f983d5@%3Cdev.openoffice.apache.org%3E
https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/ra2cabdc083d5160a84de9a6436296ee5030fb3a16dc490dee4f983d5@%3Cusers.openoffice.apache.org%3E

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open an attachment in an e-mail message.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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