Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : libreoffice vulnerability (USN-3022-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91893


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


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled RTF document files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted RTF 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: Medium

ID: 91893

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3022-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/30

Modified: 2017/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2016/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4324

OSVDB: 140635

USN: 3022-1