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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   LibreOffice Vendors:   libreoffice.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) LibreOffice Out-of-Bounds Memory Write Error in PPT Stylesheet Parser Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039736
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039736
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-12607   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 3 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 document file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory error in the PPT stylesheet parser and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

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:

https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3472-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3472-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  14.04 LTS

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