(RHSA-2015:1458) Moderate: libreoffice security, bug fix, and enhancement update

2015-07-22T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2015:1458
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-06T20:24:19

Description

LibreOffice is an open source, community-developed office productivity suite. It includes key desktop applications, such as a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation manager, a formula editor, and a drawing program. LibreOffice replaces OpenOffice and provides a similar but enhanced and extended office suite.

A flaw was found in the way the LibreOffice HWP (Hangul Word Processor) file filter processed certain HWP documents. An attacker able to trick a user into opening a specially crafted HWP document could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening that document. (CVE-2015-1774)

The libreoffice packages have been upgraded to upstream version 4.2.8.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, including:

  • OpenXML interoperability has been improved.

  • This update adds additional statistics functions to the Calc application, thus improving interoperability with Microsoft Excel and its "Analysis ToolPak" add-in.

  • Various performance improvements have been implemented in Calc.

  • This update adds new import filters for importing files from the Appple Keynote and Abiword applications.

  • The export filter for the MathML markup language has been improved.

  • This update adds a new start screen that includes thumbnails of recently opened documents.

  • A visual clue is now displayed in the Slide Sorter window for slides with transitions or animations.

  • This update improves trend lines in charts.

  • LibreOffice now supports BCP 47 language tags.

For a complete list of bug fixes and enhancements provided by this rebase, see the libreoffice change log linked from the References section. (BZ#1150048)

Users of libreoffice are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements.