Vulnerable MSVC++ runtime distributed with LibreOffice 5.0.0 for Windows Aug 05 2015 08:26PM
Stefan Kanthak (stefan kanthak nexgo de)
Hi @ll,

the just released latest version of LibreOffice.org for Windows
distributes (once again) a completely outdated and vulnerable MSVC++

The installer package LibreOffice_5.0.0_Win_x86.msi contains the files

msvcp80.dll 8.0.50727.42
msvcr80.dll 8.0.50727.42
Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest 8.0.50727.42

of the initial/RTM release of the MSVC++ Runtime 2005.

These DLLs have been updated serveral times since their initial release:

For general guidelines see <https://support.microsoft.com/kb/326922>

Since the libraries are installed in the application's own directory
they are NOT detected by "Windows Update Agent" (or tools like
"Secunia Personal Inspector") and are therefore NOT updated via
Windows/Microsoft update!

This is a well known problem, see <https://support.microsoft.com/kb/835322>,
but apparently LibreOffice.org doesn't seem to care!
I reported this error SEVERAL times in the past, for example see

JFTR: Windows Vista and later include NEWER versions of these DLLs,
there is absolutely no need to redistribute an ancient version
in your product at all (especially after Windows XP and 2003
have reached end-of-life)!

stay tuned
Stefan Kanthak

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