Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : libreoffice vulnerability (USN-2400-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79120


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


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled OLE preview generation. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted document, an attacker could possibly exploit this to embed arbitrary data into documents.

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Update the affected libreoffice-core package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79120

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2400-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/11

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: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: 2014/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3575

BID: 69354

USN: 2400-1