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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201606-15 ] FreeXL Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: FreeXL: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201606-15)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 26, 2016
Bug(s): #544426
ID: 201606-15

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeXL, allowing remote
attackers to executive arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.


Background

FreeXL is an open source library to extract valid data from within an
Excel (.xls) spreadsheet.


Affected Packages

Package: dev-libs/freexl
Vulnerable: < 1.0.1
Unaffected: >= 1.0.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

FreeXL’s shared strings and workbook functions are vulnerable to the
remote execution of arbitrary code and Denial of Service. This can be
achieved through specially crafted workbooks from attackers.


Impact

Remote attackers could potentially execute arbitrary code or cause
Denial of Service.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All FreeXL users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "dev-libs/freexl-1.0.1"
   


References

CVE-2015-2753
CVE-2015-2754
CVE-2015-2776
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