USN-2899-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

16 February 2016

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

Releases

Packages

  • 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
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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