openSUSE 15 Security Update : perl-Spreadsheet-ParseXLSX (openSUSE-SU-2024:0021-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 189104



The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The remote openSUSE 15 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the openSUSE- SU-2024:0021-1 advisory.

- The Spreadsheet::ParseXLSX package before 0.28 for Perl can encounter an out-of-memory condition during parsing of a crafted XLSX document. This occurs because the memoize implementation does not have appropriate constraints on merged cells. (CVE-2024-22368)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected perl-Spreadsheet-ParseXLSX package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 189104

File Name: openSUSE-2024-0021-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/17/2024

Updated: 1/17/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-22368


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-spreadsheet-parsexlsx, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/9/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-22368