ID CVE-2017-9433
Summary Document Liberation Project libmwaw before 2017-04-08 has an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the MsWrd1Parser::readFootnoteCorrespondance function in lib/MsWrd1Parser.cxx.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:libmwaw_project:libmwaw:0.3.11
    cpe:2.3:a:libmwaw_project:libmwaw:0.3.11
CVSS
Base: 7.5
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
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  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-2D8A1226D1.NASL
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    title Fedora 25 : libmwaw (2017-2d8a1226d1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-3229E88EA3.NASL
    description Security fix for CVE-2017-9433 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101605
    title Fedora 26 : libmwaw (2017-3229e88ea3)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-1821-1.NASL
    description LibreOffice was updated to version 5.3.3.2, bringing new features and enhancements: Writer : - New 'Go to Page' dialog for quickly jumping to another page. - Support for 'Table Styles'. - New drawing tools were added. - Improvements in the toolbar. - Borderless padding is displayed. Calc : - New drawing tools were added. - In new installations the default setting for new documents is now 'Enable wildcards in formulas' instead of regular expressions. - Improved compatibility with ODF 1.2 Impress : - Images inserted via 'Photo Album' can now be linked instead of embedded in the document. - When launching Impress, a Template Selector allows you to choose a Template to start with. - Two new default templates: Vivid and Pencil. - All existing templates have been improved. Draw : - New arrow endings, including Crow's foot notation's ones. Base : - Firebird has been upgraded to version 3.0.0. It is unable to read back Firebird 2.5 data, so embedded Firebird odb files created in LibreOffice version up to 5.2 cannot be opened with LibreOffice 5.3. Some security issues have also been fixed : - CVE-2017-7870: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the tools::Polygon::Insert function. - CVE-2017-7882: An out-of-bounds write related to the HWPFile::TagsRead function. - CVE-2017-8358: an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the ReadJPEG function. - CVE-2016-10327: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the EnhWMFReader::ReadEnhWMF function. - CVE-2017-9433: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the MsWrd1Parser::readFootnoteCorrespondance function in libmwaw. A comprehensive list of new features and changes in this release is available at: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/5.3 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3875.NASL
    description It was discovered that a buffer overflow in libmwaw, a library to open old Mac text documents might result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed document is opened.
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    title Debian DSA-3875-1 : libmwaw - security update
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
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    description LibreOffice was updated to version 5.3.5.2, bringing new features and enhancements: Writer : - New 'Go to Page' dialog for quickly jumping to another page. - Support for 'Table Styles'. - New drawing tools were added. - Improvements in the toolbar. - Borderless padding is displayed. Calc : - New drawing tools were added. - In new installations the default setting for new documents is now 'Enable wildcards in formulas' instead of regular expressions. - Improved compatibility with ODF 1.2 Impress : - Images inserted via 'Photo Album' can now be linked instead of embedded in the document. - When launching Impress, a Template Selector allows you to choose a Template to start with. - Two new default templates: Vivid and Pencil. - All existing templates have been improved. Draw : - New arrow endings, including Crow's foot notation's ones. Base : - Firebird has been upgraded to version 3.0.0. It is unable to read back Firebird 2.5 data, so embedded Firebird odb files created in LibreOffice version up to 5.2 cannot be opened with LibreOffice 5.3. Some security issues have also been fixed : - CVE-2017-7870: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the tools::Polygon::Insert function. - CVE-2017-7882: An out-of-bounds write related to the HWPFile::TagsRead function. - CVE-2017-8358: an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the ReadJPEG function. - CVE-2016-10327: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the EnhWMFReader::ReadEnhWMF function. - CVE-2017-9433: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the MsWrd1Parser::readFootnoteCorrespondance function in libmwaw. A comprehensive list of new features and changes in this release is available at: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/5.3 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    description LibreOffice was updated to version 5.3.3.2, bringing new features and enhancements : Writer : - New 'Go to Page' dialog for quickly jumping to another page. - Support for 'Table Styles'. - New drawing tools were added. - Improvements in the toolbar. - Borderless padding is displayed. Calc : - New drawing tools were added. - In new installations the default setting for new documents is now 'Enable wildcards in formulas' instead of regular expressions. - Improved compatibility with ODF 1.2 Impress : - Images inserted via 'Photo Album' can now be linked instead of embedded in the document. - When launching Impress, a Template Selector allows you to choose a Template to start with. - Two new default templates: Vivid and Pencil. - All existing templates have been improved. Draw : - New arrow endings, including Crow's foot notation's ones. Base : - Firebird has been upgraded to version 3.0.0. It is unable to read back Firebird 2.5 data, so embedded Firebird odb files created in LibreOffice version up to 5.2 cannot be opened with LibreOffice 5.3. Some security issues have also been fixed : - CVE-2017-7870: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the tools::Polygon::Insert function. - CVE-2017-7882: An out-of-bounds write related to the HWPFile::TagsRead function. - CVE-2017-8358: an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the ReadJPEG function. - CVE-2016-10327: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the EnhWMFReader::ReadEnhWMF function. - CVE-2017-9433: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the MsWrd1Parser::readFootnoteCorrespondance function in libmwaw. A comprehensive list of new features and changes in this release is available at: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/5.3 This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.
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    published 2017-07-13
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  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3319-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that libmwaw incorrectly handled certain malformed document files. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could cause libmwaw to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    published 2017-06-16
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    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : libmwaw vulnerability (USN-3319-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2017-1048.NASL
    description LibreOffice was updated to version 5.3.5.2, bringing new features and enhancements : Writer : - New 'Go to Page' dialog for quickly jumping to another page. - Support for 'Table Styles'. - New drawing tools were added. - Improvements in the toolbar. - Borderless padding is displayed. Calc : - New drawing tools were added. - In new installations the default setting for new documents is now 'Enable wildcards in formulas' instead of regular expressions. - Improved compatibility with ODF 1.2 Impress : - Images inserted via 'Photo Album' can now be linked instead of embedded in the document. - When launching Impress, a Template Selector allows you to choose a Template to start with. - Two new default templates: Vivid and Pencil. - All existing templates have been improved. Draw : - New arrow endings, including Crow's foot notation's ones. Base : - Firebird has been upgraded to version 3.0.0. It is unable to read back Firebird 2.5 data, so embedded Firebird odb files created in LibreOffice version up to 5.2 cannot be opened with LibreOffice 5.3. Some security issues have also been fixed : - CVE-2017-7870: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the tools::Polygon::Insert function. - CVE-2017-7882: An out-of-bounds write related to the HWPFile::TagsRead function. - CVE-2017-8358: an out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the ReadJPEG function. - CVE-2016-10327: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the EnhWMFReader::ReadEnhWMF function. - CVE-2017-9433: An out-of-bounds write caused by a heap-based buffer overflow related to the MsWrd1Parser::readFootnoteCorrespondance function in libmwaw. A comprehensive list of new features and changes in this release is available at: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/5.3 This update contains binaries for the ports architectures only. This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.
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