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USN-2331-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

2 September 2014

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




Rohan Durve and James Kettle discovered LibreOffice Calc sometimes allowed
for command injection when opening spreadsheets. If a user were tricked
into opening a crafted Calc spreadsheet, an attacker could exploit this to
run programs as your login.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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