CVE-2017-2923

NameCVE-2017-2923
DescriptionAn exploitable heap based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the 'read_biff_next_record function' of FreeXL 1.0.3. 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)
ReferencesDLA-1098-1, DSA-3976-1
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs875690

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
freexl (PTS)stretch (security), stretch1.0.2-2+deb9u2fixed
buster1.0.5-3fixed
bullseye, sid1.0.6-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
freexlsourcewheezy1.0.0b-1+deb7u4DLA-1098-1
freexlsourcejessie1.0.0g-1+deb8u4DSA-3976-1
freexlsourcestretch1.0.2-2+deb9u1DSA-3976-1
freexlsource(unstable)1.0.4-1875690

Notes

https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0430
https://www.gaia-gis.it/fossil/freexl/ci/40c17539ea56f0d8

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