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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61409


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


LibreOffice 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61409

File Name: sl_20120801_libreoffice_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/03

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2665