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LibreOffice 3.3 'Lotus Word Pro' document import filter contains multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#953183

Original Release Date: 2011-06-22 | Last Revised: 2012-03-28


LibreOffice 3.3.2 includes a feature to import 'Lotus Word Pro' (.lwp) documents. This import filter contains multiple vulnerabilities. CERT/CC has confirmed that code execution is possible by exploiting a stack buffer overflow.


LibreOffice 3.3.2, 3.3.1, and possibly earlier versions fail to properly handle 'Lotus Word Pro' (.lwp) documents. The (.lwp) format is the native file format for Lotus Word Pro that is a word processor developed by IBM's Lotus Software group. More details can be found by reviewing the following patch commits: Commit 1 and Commit 2.


By convincing a user to open a specifically crafted 'Lotus Word Pro' (.lwp) document, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


Apply an Update

LibreOffice 3.3.3 and 3.4.0 both address these vulnerabilities.

Vendor Information


LibreOffice Affected

Notified:  April 06, 2011 Updated: June 06, 2011



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 9 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P
Temporal 7 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 7 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Will Dormann and Jared Allar of the CERT/CC for reporting these vulnerabilities.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2011-2685
Severity Metric: 0.20
Date Public: 2011-06-16
Date First Published: 2011-06-22
Date Last Updated: 2012-03-28 15:15 UTC
Document Revision: 23

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