LibreOffice < 5.1.4 RTF Character Style Index RCE (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91975


An application installed on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of LibreOffice installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is prior to 5.1.4. It is, therefore, affected by a use-after-free error due to improper handling of the character style index when parsing RTF files. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially crafted RTF file, to execute arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to LibreOffice version 5.1.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91975

File Name: macosx_libreoffice_514.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/07/08

Modified: 2017/03/08

Dependencies: 55575

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: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: cpe:/a:libreoffice:libreoffice

Required KB Items: installed_sw/LibreOffice, Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4324

BID: 91499

OSVDB: 140635