Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : libreoffice vulnerabilities (USN-3273-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99965


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


It was discovered that LibreOffice incorrectly handled EMF image files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted EMF image file, 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: 99965

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3273-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/03

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libreoffice-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2017/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10327, CVE-2017-7870

OSVDB: 152487, 152503

USN: 3273-1