Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : libreoffice vulnerability (USN-3579-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106945
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that =WEBSERVICE calls in a document could be used to read arbitrary files. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted document, a remote attacker could exploit this to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2018-6871).
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SolutionUpdate the affected libreoffice-core package.