BugTraq
CVE-2014-3524: Apache OpenOffice Calc Command Injection Vulnerability Aug 21 2014 01:01PM
Herbert Duerr (hdu apache org)
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CVE-2014-3524
OpenOffice Calc Command Injection Vulnerability

Severity: Important
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected:
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 and older on Windows.
OpenOffice.org versions may also be affected.

Description:
The vulnerability allows command injection when loading Calc spreadsheets. Specially crafted documents can be used for command-injection attacks. Further exploits are possible but have not been verified.

Mitigation:
Apache OpenOffice users are advised to upgrade to Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1. Users who are unable to upgrade immediately should be cautious when opening untrusted documents.

Credits:
The Apache OpenOffice security team credits Rohan Durve and James Kettle of Context Information Security as the discoverer of this flaw.

Herbert Dürr
Member of the Apache OpenOffice Security Team
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