USN-3273-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

2 May 2017

libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software Description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled EMF image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted EMF image 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 16.10
libreoffice-core - 1:5.2.2-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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