USN-3046-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

4 August 2016

libreoffice vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

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

Details

Yves Younan and Richard Johnson discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled presentation files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted presentation file, 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 12.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu12

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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