SUSE SLED12 Security Update : libwpd (SUSE-SU-2017:2931-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 104427



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for libwpd fixes the following issues: Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2017-14226: WP1StylesListener.cpp, WP5StylesListener.cpp, and WP42StylesListener.cpp in libwpd 0.10.1 mishandle iterators, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read in the WPXTableList class in WPXTable.cpp). This vulnerability can be triggered in LibreOffice before 5.3.7. It may lead to suffering a remote attack against a LibreOffice application.
(bnc#1058025) Bugfixes :

- Fix various crashes, leaks and hangs when reading damaged files found by oss-fuzz.

- Fix crash when NULL is passed as input stream.

- Use symbol visibility on Linux. The library only exports public functions now.

- Avoid infinite loop. (libwpd#3)

- Remove bashism. (libwpd#5)

- Fix various crashes and hangs when reading broken files found with the help of american-fuzzy-lop.

- Make --help output of all command line tools more help2man-friendly.

- Miscellaneous fixes and cleanups.

- Generate manpages for the libwpd-tools

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2017-1816=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP2-2017-1816=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1816=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1816=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1816=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1816=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104427

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2931-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/7/2017

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwpd-0_10, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwpd-0_10-10-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libwpd-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14226