Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : libreoffice vulnerability (USN-2331-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77487


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


Rohan Durve and James Kettle discovered LibreOffice Calc sometimes allowed for command injection when opening spreadsheets. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted Calc spreadsheet, an attacker could exploit this to run programs as your login.

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Update the affected libreoffice-core package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77487

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2331-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/03

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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: 2014/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3524

BID: 69351

OSVDB: 110267

USN: 2331-1