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Web Attack: LibreOffice Directory Traversal CVE-2018_16858

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit a directory traversal vulneraibility in LibreOffice.

Additional Information

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite.

LibreOffice is prone to a directory-traversal vulnerability. Specifically, this issue occurs when a specially crafted document is opened by LibreOffice. An attacker can exploit this issue by using a specially crafted document to execute arbitrary macros bundle.

An attackers can use specially crafted requests with directory-traversal sequences ('../') to read arbitrary files in the context of the application. This may aid in further attacks.


  • LibreOffice prior to version 6.0.7 and 6.1.3 are vulnerable.
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