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vulnerability announce CVE-2012-0037

LibreOffice: file reading via ODF with an XML external entity

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can invite the victim to open a malicious file with LibreOffice, to save it, and then to return the saved file, in order to obtain a copy of victim's files.
Impacted products: LibreOffice, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 22/03/2012.
Revision date: 26/03/2012.
Identifiers: CERTA-2012-AVI-169, CVE-2012-0037, openSUSE-SU-2012:0428-1, openSUSE-SU-2012:0433-1, SUSE-SU-2012:0457-1, SUSE-SU-2012:0481-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-11482.

Description of the vulnerability

The LibreOffice software includes a copy of the Raptor library, in order to analyze RDF data.

An ODF (Open Document Format) document can contain RDF data. The vulnerability VIGILANCE-VUL-11484 which impacts Raptor thus also applies when LibreOffice opens an ODF file.

An attacker can therefore invite the victim to open a malicious file with LibreOffice, to save it, and then to return the saved file, in order to obtain a copy of victim's files.
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