Bug 228002 - CVE-2007-0239 hyperlink escaping issue
CVE-2007-0239 hyperlink escaping issue
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
5.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
impact=moderate,public=200601027,sour...
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Reported: 2007-02-09 09:22 EST by Mark J. Cox (Product Security)
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0069
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Last Closed: 2007-03-22 09:40:59 EDT
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Description Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-02-09 09:22:52 EST
Some shell characters are not escaped in hyperlinks.  If a victim loads a OO
file that contains a malicious hyperlink it could run shell commands as the
victim if they click on it.  

However this issue is mitigated somewhat as you can't do whitespace and many
special characters, so you're really limited to running single existing commands
with no arguments as the unprivileged user.

        http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=58013
        http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=72543

Already public in the bugs, but will be announced on 20070227
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2007-02-09 09:49:17 EST
build underway, will be RHEL-5:openoffice_org-2.0.4-5.4.16.2
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2007-02-10 05:49:29 EST
done as RHEL-5:openoffice_org-2.0.4-5.4.16.2
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2007-02-23 08:03:15 EST
oops, need one off the .17, not the .16, 
RHEL-5:openoffice.org-2.0.4-5.4.17.1 build underway
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2007-02-25 09:48:08 EST
RHEL-5:openoffice.org-2.0.4-5.4.17.1 available
Comment 13 Mark J. Cox (Product Security) 2007-03-22 04:06:36 EDT
well the embargo looks busted by http://lwn.net/Articles/227144/
removing our embargo
Comment 14 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-03-22 09:40:59 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0069.html

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