[USN-2331-1] LibreOffice vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Tue Sep 2 17:51:23 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2331-1
September 02, 2014

libreoffice vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- libreoffice: Office productivity suite


Rohan Durve and James Kettle discovered LibreOffice Calc sometimes allowed
for command injection when opening spreadsheets. If a user were tricked
into opening a crafted Calc spreadsheet, an attacker could exploit this to
run programs as your login.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libreoffice-core                1:

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


Package Information:

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