USN-4063-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

17 July 2019

libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in LibreOffice.

Software Description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite


Nils Emmerich discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled LibreLogo scripts. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-9848)

Matei "Mal" Badanoiu discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled stealth mode. Contrary to expectations, bullet graphics could be retrieved from remote locations when running in stealth mode. (CVE-2019-9849)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
libreoffice-core - 1:6.2.5-0ubuntu0.19.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.8
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libreoffice-core - 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial8

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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