[USN-1525-1] Calligra vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Aug 9 18:52:31 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1525-1
August 09, 2012

calligra vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- calligra: integrated work applications suite


It was discovered that Calligra 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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  calligra                        1:2.4.0-0ubuntu2.1

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


Package Information:

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