Scientific Linux Security Update : libreoffice on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 61409
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionLibreOffice 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 application. (CVE-2012-2665)
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.