Debian DSA-4129-1 : freexl - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107121

Synopsis

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

Description

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

Solution

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.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/freexl

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/freexl

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/freexl

http://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4129

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107121

File Name: debian_DSA-4129.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/05

Modified: 2018/03/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSSv3

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