Rule Category

FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.

Alert Message

FILE-OTHER LibreOffice office document arbitrary script execution attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to execute an arbitrary code execution vulnerability in LibreOffice. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: This rule checks for attempts to execute an arbitrary python script execution vulnerability in LibreOffice. Ease of Attack:

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Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

LibreOffice has a feature where documents can specify that pre-installed scripts can be executed on various document events such as mouse-over, etc. LibreOffice is typically also bundled with LibreLogo, a programmable turtle vector graphics script, which can be manipulated into executing arbitrary python commands. By using the document event feature to trigger LibreLogo to execute python contained within a document a malicious document could be constructed which would execute arbitrary python commands silently without warning. In the fixed versions, LibreLogo cannot be called from a document event handler. This issue affects: Document Foundation LibreOffice versions prior to 6.2.5.
Severity Base Score9.8
Impact Score5.9 Exploit Score3.9
Confidentiality ImpactHIGH Integrity ImpactHIGH
Availability ImpactHIGH Attack VectorNETWORK
ScopeUNCHANGED User InteractionNONE
Authentication Ease of AccessLOW
Privileges RequiredNONE