[USN-1526-1] KOffice vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Aug 9 18:52:57 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1526-1
August 09, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
KOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened
a specially crafted file.
- koffice: KDE Office Suite
It was discovered that KOffice incorrectly handled certain malformed
MS Word documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening
a crafted MS Word file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
After a standard system update you need to restart KOffice to make all the
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