[USN-2899-1] LibreOffice vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Feb 16 16:56:14 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2899-1
February 16, 2016

libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 15.10
- 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.

Software Description:
- libreoffice: Office productivity suite


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled LWP document files.
If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted LWP document, a
remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.10:
  libreoffice-core                1:5.0.5~rc2-0ubuntu2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libreoffice-core                1:4.2.8-0ubuntu4

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libreoffice-core                1:3.5.7-0ubuntu10

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

  CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795

Package Information:

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