CVE-2021-27836

NameCVE-2021-27836
DescriptionAn issue was discoverered in in function xls_getWorkSheet in xls.c in libxls 1.6.2, allows attackers to cause a denial of service, via a crafted XLS file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
r-cran-readxl (PTS)buster1.3.0-1vulnerable
bullseye1.3.1-2vulnerable
bookworm, sid1.4.1-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
r-cran-readxlsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://github.com/libxls/libxls/issues/94
Negligible security impact

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