USN-1536-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

13 August 2012

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



  • libreoffice - Office productivity suite


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled certain encryption
tags in Open Document Text (.odt) files. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause LibreOffice to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04

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


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