Ubuntu 2899-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

    Date16 Feb 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2899-1
    February 16, 2016
    
    libreoffice vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - libreoffice: Office productivity suite
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled LWP document files.
    If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted LWP document, 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 versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      libreoffice-core                1:5.0.5~rc2-0ubuntu2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libreoffice-core                1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libreoffice-core                1:3.5.7-0ubuntu10
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart LibreOffice to make all
    the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2899-1
      CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:5.0.5~rc2-0ubuntu2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:3.5.7-0ubuntu10
    
    
    
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