Ubuntu 3046-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

    Date04 Aug 2016
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if itopened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3046-1
    August 04, 2016
    
    libreoffice vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - 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:
    
    Yves Younan and Richard Johnson discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly
    handled presentation files. If a user were tricked into opening a
    specially crafted presentation 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 versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libreoffice-core                1:3.5.7-0ubuntu12
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart LibreOffice to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3046-1
      CVE-2016-1513
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:3.5.7-0ubuntu12
    

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