Bug 1278812 - (CVE-2015-4551) CVE-2015-4551 libreoffice: Arbitrary file disclosure in Calc and Writer
CVE-2015-4551 libreoffice: Arbitrary file disclosure in Calc and Writer
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20151104,repor...
: Reopened, Security
Depends On: 1278813 1285818 1285819 1285820 1285821
Blocks: 1278830
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Reported: 2015-11-06 08:32 EST by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2015-12-14 01:20 EST (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: libreoffice 4.4.5, libreoffice 5.0.0
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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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.
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Last Closed: 2015-12-14 01:20:47 EST
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Description Adam Mariš 2015-11-06 08:32:09 EST
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:

http://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/cve-2015-4551/
http://www.openoffice.org/security/cves/CVE-2015-4551.html
Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-11-06 08:32:40 EST
Created libreoffice tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1278813]
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2015-12-14 00:50:44 EST
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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