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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibreOffice Vendors:   libreoffice.org
LibreOffice RTF File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036209
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036209
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4324   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 30 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.1.4
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 RTF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group 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:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.1.4, 5.2.0 prerelease).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2016-4324/

Vendor URL:  www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2016-4324/ (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.
Jun 30 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) LibreOffice RTF File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 15.10, and 16.04 LTS.
Apr 14 2017 (Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) LibreOffice RTF File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Oracle has issued a fix for Oracle Linux 7.



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