Scientific Linux Security Update : libreoffice on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the LibreOffice HWP (Hangul Word
Processor) file filter processed certain HWP documents. An attacker
able to trick a user into opening a specially crafted HWP document
could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user opening that document. (CVE-2015-1774)

The libreoffice packages have been upgraded to upstream version
4.2.8.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over
the previous version, including :

- OpenXML interoperability has been improved.

- This update adds additional statistics functions to the
Calc application, thus improving interoperability with
Microsoft Excel and its 'Analysis ToolPak' add-in.

- Various performance improvements have been implemented
in Calc.

- This update adds new import filters for importing files
from the Appple Keynote and Abiword applications.

- The export filter for the MathML markup language has
been improved.

- This update adds a new start screen that includes
thumbnails of recently opened documents.

- A visual clue is now displayed in the Slide Sorter
window for slides with transitions or animations.

- This update improves trend lines in charts.

- LibreOffice now supports BCP 47 language tags.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ac00fa05

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85199 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1774

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