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Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2024 10:00:42 +0100
From: Arrigo Marchiori <>
Subject: CVE-2023-1183: Apache OpenOffice: Arbitrary file write in Apache
 OpenOffice Base

*** This announcement is a correction to the one sent on 28 December 2023.
*** The "Affected versions" information was wrong.

Severity: Moderate

Affected versions:

- Apache OpenOffice through 4.1.14


An attacker can craft an OBD containing a "database/script" file with
a SCRIPT command where the contents of the file could be written to a
new file whose location was determined by the attacker.

There are no known exploits of this vulnerability.
A proof-of-concept demonstration exists.

Thanks to the reporter for discovering this issue.


The Apache OpenOffice Security Team would like to thank Gregor Kopf of Secfault Security GmbH (Germany) for discovering and reporting this attack vector and Fred Toussi for kindly providing a solution to this issue within HSQLDB.


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