Bug 1278824 (CVE-2015-5213) - CVE-2015-5213 libreoffice: Integer overflow in DOC files
Summary: CVE-2015-5213 libreoffice: Integer overflow in DOC files
Alias: CVE-2015-5213
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1278825 1285818 1285819 1285820 1285821
Blocks: 1278830
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-11-06 13:51 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, openoffice 4.1.2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way LibreOffice processed certain Microsoft Word .doc files. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Microsoft Word .doc document, an attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the file.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-12-14 06:20:33 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 13:51:49 UTC
It was found that crafted Microsoft Word DOC file can be used to specify a document buffer that is too small for the amount of data provided for it. Failure to detect the discrepancy allows an attacker to cause denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) and possible execution of arbitrary code.

Products affected are LibreOffice < 4.4.5 and OpenOffice <= 4.1.1.

External reference:


Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-11-06 13:52:11 UTC
Created libreoffice tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1278825]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2015-12-14 05:50:54 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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