Bug 1278827 (CVE-2015-5214) - CVE-2015-5214 libreoffice: Bookmarks in DOC documents are insufficiently checked causing memory corruption
Summary: CVE-2015-5214 libreoffice: Bookmarks in DOC documents are insufficiently chec...
Alias: CVE-2015-5214
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1278829 1285818 1285819 1285820 1285821
Blocks: 1278830
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-11-06 13:58 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2021-02-17 04:44 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libreoffice 4.4.6, libreoffice 5.0.1, openoffice 4.1.2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
It was discovered that LibreOffice did not properly sanity check bookmark indexes. By tricking a user into opening a specially crafted 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 06:20:26 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 13:58:49 UTC
It was found that indexes into the bookmark array were insufficiently checked for validity. A document can be constructed which refers to bookmarks that don't exist, causing memory corruption.

Products affected are LibreOffice < 4.4.6 and OpenOffice <= 4.1.1.

External reference:


Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-11-06 13:59:18 UTC
Created libreoffice tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1278829]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2015-12-14 05:51:00 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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