FreeBSD : freexl -- integer overflow (a59e263a-45cd-11e5-adde-14dae9d210b8)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85520


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


Stefan Cornelius reports :

There's an integer overflow in the allocate_cells() function when trying to allocate the memory for worksheet with specially crafted row/column dimensions. This can be exploited to cause a heap memory corruption. The most likely outcome of this is a crash when trying to initialize the cells later in the function.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85520

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a59e263a45cd11e5adde14dae9d210b8.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/19

Modified: 2015/08/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:freexl, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/06