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USN-3579-1: LibreOffice vulnerability

21 February 2018

LibreOffice would allow unintended access to files over the network.




It was discovered that =WEBSERVICE calls in a document could be used to
read arbitrary files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially
crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive
information. (CVE-2018-6871)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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