Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : libreoffice vulnerabilities (USN-2899-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88805


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


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled LWP document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted LWP document, a remote attacker could cause LibreOffice to crash, and 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: 88805

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2899-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/17

Modified: 2016/12/01

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


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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: 2016/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795

OSVDB: 134627, 134628

USN: 2899-1