#VU57210 Buffer overflow


Published: 2021-10-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU57210

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-33035

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
OpenOffice
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Apache Foundation

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing dBase/DBF files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted DBF document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

OpenOffice: 4.0.0, 4.0.1, 4.1, 4.1.0, 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, 4.1.10

CPE

External links
http://github.com/apache/openoffice/commit/efddaef0151af3be16078cc4d88c6bae0f911e56#diff-ea66e734dd358922aba12ad4ba39c96bdc6cbde587d07dbc63d04daa0a30e90f
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r929c0c6a53cad64a1007b878342756badbb05ddd9b8f31a6d0b424cb@%3Cannounce.apache.org%3E
http://lists.apache.org/thread.html/r1ab8532e11f41bc7ca057ac7e39cab25f2e1f9d5f4929788ae21c8b9@%3Cusers.openoffice.apache.org%3E
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/10/07/3


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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