(RHSA-2016:2579) Moderate: libreoffice security, bug fix, and enhancement update

2016-11-03T10:07:14
ID RHSA-2016:2579
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-04-12T03:33:28

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.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version: libreoffice (5.0.6.2). (BZ#1290148)

Security Fix(es):

  • Multiple flaws were found in the Lotus Word Pro (LWP) document format parser in LibreOffice. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted LWP document, an attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the file. (CVE-2016-0794, CVE-2016-0795)

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.