[USN-2578-1] LibreOffice vulnerabilities
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Apr 27 12:25:16 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2578-1
April 27, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
LibreOffice could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- libreoffice: Office productivity suite
Alexander Cherepanov discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled
certain RTF files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted
RTF document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9093)
It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled certain HWP files.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted HWP document, a
remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-1774)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart LibreOffice to make all
the necessary changes.
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