USN-2400-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

10 November 2014

libreoffice vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


LibreOffice could be made to embed sensitive information into documents.

Software Description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled OLE preview generation. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted document, an attacker could possibly exploit this to embed arbitrary data into documents.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu7

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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