LibreOffice, OpenOffice: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201603-05

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in both LibreOffice and OpenOffice allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

app-office/libreoffice on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.4.2
Unaffected versions >= 4.4.2
app-office/libreoffice-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.4.2
Unaffected versions >= 4.4.2
app-office/libreoffice-bin-debug on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.4.2
Unaffected versions >= 4.4.2
app-office/openoffice-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.1.2
Unaffected versions >= 4.1.2

Background

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite; its clean interface and powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your productivity.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in both LibreOffice and OpenOffice that allow the remote execution of arbitrary code and potential Denial of Service. These vulnerabilities may be exploited through multiple vectors including crafted documents, link handling, printer setup in ODF document types, DOC file formats, and Calc spreadsheets. Please review the referenced CVE’s for specific information regarding each.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file using the LibreOffice or OpenOffice suite of software. Execution of these attacks could possibly result in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known work around at this time.

Resolution

All LibreOffice users should upgrade their respective packages to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/libreoffice-4.4.2"
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-office/libreoffice-bin-4.4.2"# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-office/libreoffice-bin-debug-4.4.2"
 

All OpenOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/openoffice-bin-4.1.2"
 

References

Release Date
March 09, 2016

Latest Revision
March 09, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries