Debian DSA-4129-1 : freexl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107121


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple heap buffer over reads were discovered in freexl, a library to read Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, which could result in denial of service.


Upgrade the freexl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.0g-1+deb8u5.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.2-2+deb9u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107121

File Name: debian_DSA-4129.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/05

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freexl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7435, CVE-2018-7436, CVE-2018-7437, CVE-2018-7438, CVE-2018-7439

DSA: 4129