USN-3472-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

2 November 2017

libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 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

Marcin Noga discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled PPT documents. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PPT document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12607)

Marcin Noga discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled Word documents. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted Word document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12608)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5.2

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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