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1649841: CVE-2018-16858 libreoffice: Arbitrary python functions in arbitrary modules on the filesystem can be executed without warning
It was found that libreoffice was vulnerable to a directory traversal attack which could be used to execute arbitrary macros bundled with a document. An attacker could craft a document, which when opened by LibreOffice, would execute a Python method from a script in any arbitrary file system location, specified relative to the LibreOffice install location.

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CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (libreoffice) RHSA-2019:2130 2019-08-08

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 libreoffice Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libreoffice Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank The LibreOffice project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Alex Inführ as the original reporter.

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