LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: August 15th, 2014
Linux Advisory Watch: August 8th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Ubuntu: 1495-1: LibreOffice vulnerabilities Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu LibreOffice could be made to crash or potentially run programs as yourlogin if it opened a specially crafted file.
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1495-1
July 02, 2012

libreoffice, libreoffice-l10n vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- libreoffice: Office productivity suite
- libreoffice-l10n: Office productivity suite help

Details:

Integer overflows were discovered in the graphics loading code of several
different image types. If a user were tricked into opening a specially
crafted file, an attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash or possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the
program. (CVE-2012-1149)

Sven Jacobi discovered an integer overflow when processing Escher graphics
records. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted PowerPoint
file, an attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
(CVE-2012-2334)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  libreoffice-core                1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1.2
  libreoffice-l10n-common         1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 11.04:
  libreoffice-core                1:3.3.4-0ubuntu1.2
  libreoffice-l10n-common         1:3.3.3-1ubuntu1.2

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1495-1
  CVE-2012-1149, CVE-2012-2334

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice-l10n/1:3.4.4-0ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/1:3.3.4-0ubuntu1.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice-l10n/1:3.3.3-1ubuntu1.2



 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Moving toward smart and secure continuous software delivery
Stealthy, Razor Thin ATM Insert Skimmers
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.