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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201802-06

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201802-06
Posted Feb 20, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201802-6 - A vulnerability in LibreOffice might allow remote attackers to read arbitrary files. Versions less than 5.4.5.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-6871
MD5 | 1e3e65ab877e7b8d76068f51e4d19eb3

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201802-06

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Severity: Normal
Title: LibreOffice: Information disclosure
Date: February 20, 2018
Bugs: #647186
ID: 201802-06

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in LibreOffice might allow remote attackers to read
arbitrary files.

Background
==========

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite; its clean interface and
powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your
productivity.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-office/libreoffice < 5.4.5.1 >= 5.4.5.1
2 app-office/libreoffice-bin
< 5.4.5.1 >= 5.4.5.1
-------------------------------------------------------------------
2 affected packages

Description
===========

It was discovered that missing restrictions in the implementation of
the WEBSERVICE function in LibreOffice could result in the disclosure
of arbitrary files.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document using LibreOffice, possibly resulting in the disclosure of
arbitrary files readable by the victim.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All LibreOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/libreoffice-5.4.5.1"

All LibreOffice binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-office/libreoffice-bin-5.4.5.1"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2018-6871
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6871

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201802-06

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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