Bug 1278812 (CVE-2015-4551) - CVE-2015-4551 libreoffice: Arbitrary file disclosure in Calc and Writer
Summary: CVE-2015-4551 libreoffice: Arbitrary file disclosure in Calc and Writer
Alias: CVE-2015-4551
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1278813 1285818 1285819 1285820 1285821
Blocks: 1278830
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-11-06 13:32 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2021-02-17 04:44 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libreoffice 4.4.5, libreoffice 5.0.0
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
It was discovered that LibreOffice did not properly restrict automatic link updates. By tricking a victim into opening specially crafted documents, an attacker could possibly use this flaw to disclose contents of files accessible by the victim.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-12-14 06:20:47 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2015:2619 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: libreoffice security update 2015-12-14 10:50:11 UTC

Description Adam Mariš 2015-11-06 13:32:09 UTC
A vulnerability in OpenOffice and LibreOffice settings of OpenDocument Format files and templates, allowing silent access to files that are readable from an user account, over-riding the user's default configuration settings, was found. Once these files are imported into a maliciously-crafted document, the data can be silently hidden in the document and possibly exported to an external party without being observed. 

Versions affected by this vulnerability are LibreOffice < 4.4.5 and OpenOffice <= 4.1.1.

External reference:


Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-11-06 13:32:40 UTC
Created libreoffice tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1278813]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2015-12-14 05:50:44 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2015:2619 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2619.html

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