CVE-2017-12109

NameCVE-2017-12109
DescriptionAn exploitable integer overflow vulnerability exists in the xls_preparseWorkSheet function of libxls 1.4 when handling a MULRK record. A specially crafted XLS file can cause a memory corruption resulting in remote code execution. An attacker can send malicious XLS file to trigger this vulnerability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-4173-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
r-cran-readxl (PTS)stretch (security), stretch0.1.1-1+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid1.1.0-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
r-cran-readxlsource(unstable)1.0.0-2medium
r-cran-readxlsourcestretch0.1.1-1+deb9u1mediumDSA-4173-1

Notes

https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0461

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