Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : calligra vulnerability (USN-1525-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61483


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


It was discovered that Calligra incorrectly handled certain malformed MS Word documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a crafted MS Word file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

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 calligra package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61483

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1525-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/10

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:calligra, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3456

USN: 1525-1