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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibreOffice Vendors:   libreoffice.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) LibreOffice LWP File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035024
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035024
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795   (Links to External Site)
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:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2899-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2899-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.10

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