USN-3273-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3273-1

2nd May, 2017

libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted EMF file.

Software description

  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled EMF image files.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted EMF image file, a
remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
libreoffice-core 1:5.2.2-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libreoffice-core 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libreoffice-core 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


CVE-2016-10327, CVE-2017-7870