[USN-1536-1] LibreOffice vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Aug 14 01:38:05 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1536-1
August 13, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- libreoffice: Office productivity suite
It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled certain encryption
tags in Open Document Text (.odt) files. If a user were tricked into
opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause LibreOffice to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking the program.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart LibreOffice to make all
the necessary changes.
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