USN-2899-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

16 February 2016

libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled LWP document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted LWP document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
libreoffice-core - 1:5.0.5~rc2-0ubuntu2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu10

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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