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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2899-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2899-1
Posted Feb 16, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2899-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795
SHA-256 | f95a1af1cf1d97dc44ae03be978260260030bfa3db681c00ec0be3f68b0cef30

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2899-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2899-1
February 16, 2016

libreoffice vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- 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:
libreoffice-core 1:5.0.5~rc2-0ubuntu2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libreoffice-core 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
libreoffice-core 1:3.5.7-0ubuntu10

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2899-1
CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:5.0.5~rc2-0ubuntu2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:3.5.7-0ubuntu10
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