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[Solaris]

Published:

13 December 2007

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                        ESB-2007.0987 -- [Solaris]
         Manipulated Database Documents for StarOffice/StarSuite 8
                   May Lead to Arbitrary Code Execution
                             13 December 2007

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              StarOffice 8
                      StarSuite 8
Publisher:            Sun Microsystems
Operating System:     Solaris
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-4575

Ref:                  ESB-2007.0979

Original Bulletin:
  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/printfriendly.do?assetkey=1-26-103141-1

Revision History:  December 13 2007: Resolution updated
                   December 10 2007: Initial Release

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Sun(sm) Alert Notification
     * Sun Alert ID: 103141
     * Synopsis: Manipulated Database Documents for StarOffice/StarSuite
       8 May Lead to Arbitrary Code Execution
     * Category: Security
     * Product: StarOffice 8 Software
     * BugIDs: 6621547
     * Avoidance: Patch
     * State: Resolved
     * Date Released: 07-Dec-2007, 11-Dec-2007
     * Date Closed: 11-Dec-2007
     * Date Modified: 11-Dec-2007

1. Impact

   A security vulnerability in HSQLDB (the default database engine
   shipped with StarOffice 8), may allow a remote unprivileged user who
   provides a StarOffice database document that is opened by a local user
   to execute arbitrary Java code on the system with the privileges of
   the user running StarOffice/StarSuite 8.

   This issue is also described in the following document:

   CVE-2007-4575 at
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2007-4575

2. Contributing Factors

   This issue can occur in the following releases:

   SPARC Platform
     * StarOffice 8 without patch 120185-13
     * StarSuite 8 without patch 120189-13

   x86 Platform
     * StarOffice 8 without patch 120186-13
     * StarSuite 8 without patch 120190-13

   Linux
     * StarOffice 8 without patch 120184-12
     * StarSuite 8 without patch 120188-12

   Windows
     * StarOffice 8 without patch 120187-12
     * StarSuite 8 without patch 120191-12

   Note: Earlier versions of StarOffice/StarSuite are not affected by
   this issue.

   To determine the version of StarOffice/StarSuite installed on a
   system, the following command can be run (for
   <programdir>/program/bootstraprc):
    % grep Product bootstraprc
    ProductKey=StarOffice 8
    ProductPatch=(Product Update 5)

   Or using the GUI, do the following (with StarOffice/StarSuite open):
    1. Open the "Help" menu
    2. Choose "About StarOffice" (StarSuite)

   The version is displayed first in the "about" text.

3. Symptoms

   There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate this issue has
   been exploited. 

4. Relief/Workaround

   There is no workaround for this issue. Please see the Resolution
   section below.

5. Resolution

   This issue is addressed in the following releases:

   SPARC Platform
     * StarOffice 8 with patch 120185-13 or later
     * StarSuite 8 with patch 120189-13 or later

   x86 Platform
     * StarOffice 8 with patch 120186-13 or later
     * StarSuite 8 with patch 120190-13 or later

   Linux
     * StarOffice 8 with patch 120184-12 or later
     * StarSuite 8 with patch 120188-12 or later

   Windows
     * StarOffice 8 with patch 120187-12 or later
     * StarSuite 8 with patch 120191-12 or later

   For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see Sun Infodoc
   91209.

Change History

   11-Dec-2007:
     * Updated Contributing Factors and Resolution sections
     * State: Resolved

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