USN-3883-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

  • USN-3883-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities

    Ubuntu Security Notices wrote:

    libreoffice vulnerabilities

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

    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Summary

    Several security issues were fixed in LibreOffice.

    Software Description

    • libreoffice - Office productivity suite

    Details

    It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled certain document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-10119, CVE-2018-10120, CVE-2018-11790)

    It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled embedded SMB connections in document files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could possibly exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-10583)

    Alex Inführ discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled embedded scripts in document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16858)

    Update instructions

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

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    libreoffice-core - 1:5.1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~xenial6
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    libreoffice-core - 1:4.2.8-0ubuntu5.5

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

    References

    Source: usn.ubuntu.com/3883-1/