The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated libreoffice packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.
LibreOffice is an open source, community-developed office productivity
suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word
processor, spreadsheet application, presentation manager, formula
editor, and a drawing program.
Multiple heap-based buffer overflow flaws were found in the way
LibreOffice processed encryption information in the manifest files of
OpenDocument Format files. An attacker could provide a specially
crafted OpenDocument Format file that, when opened in a LibreOffice
application, would cause the application to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
Upstream acknowledges Timo Warns as the original reporter of these
All LibreOffice users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.
All running instances of LibreOffice applications must be restarted
for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5