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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibreOffice Vendors:   libreoffice.org
LibreOffice LWP File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035022
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035022
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 29 2016
Original Entry Date:  Feb 17 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were 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 LWP document file that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target application to crash or execute arbitrary code [CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Ubuntu disclosed this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.0.5, 5.1.0).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2016-0794/
https://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2016-0795/

Vendor URL:  www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2016-0794/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 17 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) LibreOffice LWP File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and 15.10.
Nov 3 2016 (Red Hat Issues Fix) LibreOffice LWP File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.



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