USN-3579-2: LibreOffice regression
28 February 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.10
USN-3579-1 caused a regression in LibreOffice.
- libreoffice - Office productivity suite
USN-3579-1 fixed a vulnerability in LibreOffice. After upgrading, it was no longer possible for LibreOffice to open documents from certain locations outside of the user’s home directory. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that =WEBSERVICE calls in a document could be used to read arbitrary files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-6871)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.