USN-1525-1: Calligra vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1525-1

9th August, 2012

calligra vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Calligra could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

  • calligra - integrated work applications suite

Details

It was discovered that Calligra incorrectly handled certain malformed
MS Word documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening
a crafted MS Word file, an attacker could cause a denial of service or
execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
calligra 1:2.4.0-0ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart Calligra to make
all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2012-3456