USN-3883-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

6 February 2019

libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in LibreOffice.

Software Description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite

Details

It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled certain document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-10119, CVE-2018-10120, CVE-2018-11790)

It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled embedded SMB connections in document files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could possibly exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-10583)

Alex Inf├╝hr discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled embedded scripts in document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16858)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5.5

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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