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Bug 228008 - CVE-2007-0239 hyperlink escaping issue
Summary: CVE-2007-0239 hyperlink escaping issue
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=200601027,sour...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-09 14:50 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0033
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-22 10:40:39 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0033 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: security update 2007-03-22 10:39:45 UTC

Description Mark J. Cox 2007-02-09 14:50:37 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #228002 +++

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.

Already public in the bugs, but will be announced on 20070227

Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2007-02-09 14:51:18 UTC
also affects RHEL3

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2007-02-14 14:55:22 UTC
RHEL4: openoffice.org2-2.0.4-5.6.0

1.1.X's to follow

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2007-02-20 09:37:16 UTC

RHEL-3 to follow

Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2007-02-20 13:46:15 UTC

Comment 8 Mark J. Cox 2007-03-22 08:02:55 UTC
well the embargo looks busted by
removing our embargo

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-03-22 10:40:39 UTC
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.

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