USN-2398-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

5 November 2014

libreoffice vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 14.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite

Details

It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled the Impress remote control port. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Impress to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
libreoffice-core - 1:4.3.3-0ubuntu1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:4.2.7-0ubuntu1

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

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart LibreOffice to make all the necessary changes.

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