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USN-2578-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

27 April 2015

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

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Packages

Details

Alexander Cherepanov discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled
certain RTF files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
RTF document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9093)

It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled certain HWP files.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted HWP document, a
remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1774)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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