USN-1525-1: Calligra vulnerability

9 August 2012

calligra vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Calligra could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • calligra - integrated work applications suite


It was discovered that Calligra incorrectly handled certain malformed MS Word documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted MS Word file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
calligra - 1:2.4.0-0ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart Calligra to make all the necessary changes.