USN-2331-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

2 September 2014

libreoffice vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software Description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite

Details

Rohan Durve and James Kettle discovered LibreOffice Calc sometimes allowed for command injection when opening spreadsheets. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Calc spreadsheet, an attacker could exploit this to run programs as your login.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:4.2.6.3-0ubuntu1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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