[USN-2398-1] LibreOffice vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Nov 5 16:51:28 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2398-1
November 05, 2014

libreoffice vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- libreoffice: Office productivity suite


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled the Impress remote
control port. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Impress to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  libreoffice-core                1:4.3.3-0ubuntu1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libreoffice-core                1:4.2.7-0ubuntu1

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. After a standard system update you need to restart LibreOffice to
make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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