Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : LibreOffice vulnerability (USN-3210-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97383


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Ben Hayak discovered that it was possible to make LibreOffice Calc and Writer disclose arbitrary files to an attacker if a user opened a specially crafted file with embedded links.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97383

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3210-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/24

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-base, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-base-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-calc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-math, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-writer, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, 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: 2017/02/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3157

OSVDB: 152405

USN: 3210-1

IAVB: 2017-B-0026