Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libreoffice vulnerability (USN-1536-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61525


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


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled certain encryption tags in Open Document Text (.odt) files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the 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 libreoffice-core package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61525

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1536-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/14

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2665

BID: 54769

OSVDB: 84440, 84441, 84442

USN: 1536-1