USN-3210-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3210-1

23rd February, 2017

LibreOffice vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


LibreOffice could be made to disclose files if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite


Ben Hayak discovered that it was possible to make LibreOffice Calc and Writer
disclose arbitrary files to an attacker if a user opened a specially crafted
file with embedded links.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libreoffice-base 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
libreoffice-calc 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
libreoffice-common 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
libreoffice-math 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
libreoffice-writer 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
libreoffice 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
libreoffice-base-core 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
libreoffice-core 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libreoffice-base 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
libreoffice-calc 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
libreoffice-common 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
libreoffice-math 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
libreoffice-writer 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
libreoffice 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
libreoffice-base-core 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
libreoffice-core 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libreoffice-base 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13
libreoffice-calc 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13
libreoffice-common 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13
libreoffice-math 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13
libreoffice-writer 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13
libreoffice 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13
libreoffice-base-core 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13
libreoffice-core 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu13

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.