Scientific Linux Security Update : libreoffice on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85199


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the way the LibreOffice HWP (Hangul Word Processor) file filter processed certain HWP documents. An attacker able to trick a user into opening a specially crafted HWP document could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening that document. (CVE-2015-1774)

The libreoffice packages have been upgraded to upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, including :

- OpenXML interoperability has been improved.

- This update adds additional statistics functions to the Calc application, thus improving interoperability with Microsoft Excel and its 'Analysis ToolPak' add-in.

- Various performance improvements have been implemented in Calc.

- This update adds new import filters for importing files from the Appple Keynote and Abiword applications.

- The export filter for the MathML markup language has been improved.

- This update adds a new start screen that includes thumbnails of recently opened documents.

- A visual clue is now displayed in the Slide Sorter window for slides with transitions or animations.

- This update improves trend lines in charts.

- LibreOffice now supports BCP 47 language tags.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85199

File Name: sl_20150722_libreoffice_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/04

Modified: 2015/08/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1774