Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : libreoffice vulnerability (USN-3579-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106945


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It 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).

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


Update the affected libreoffice-core package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106945

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3579-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/22

Modified: 2018/03/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6871

OSVDB: 174392

USN: 3579-1