Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : libreoffice vulnerability (USN-2398-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78888


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


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled the Impress remote control port. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Impress to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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: 78888

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2398-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/06

Modified: 2016/05/24

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:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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: 2014/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3693

BID: 71351

USN: 2398-1