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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibreOffice Vendors:   libreoffice.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) LibreOffice Buffer Overflow in HWP Filter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032214
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032214
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1774   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 29 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to versions 4.3.7 and 4.4.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in LibreOffice. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HWP file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An anonymous contributor (via VeriSign iDefense Labs) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2578-1

Vendor URL:  www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2015-1774/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Apr 28 2015 LibreOffice Buffer Overflow in HWP Filter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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