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|Summary:||CVE-2012-0213 apache-poi, jakarta: JVM destabilization due to memory exhaustion when processing CDF/CFBF files|
|Product:||[Other] Security Response||Reporter:||Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>|
|Component:||vulnerability||Assignee:||Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:|
|Version:||unspecified||CC:||djorm, dpalmer, epp-bugs, jcoleman, myarboro, ncross, nwallace, orion, rzhang, security-response-team, theute, tkirby, zzoubkov|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||Reopened, Security|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2012-09-05 20:54:07 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:||820788, 820789|
Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-01 13:10:50 EST
A flaw was found in the way Apache POI, the Java API for Microsoft Office file formats, handles memory when processing certain Channel Definition Format (CDF) / Compound File Binary Format (CFBF) documents. Apache POI allocates arrays with arbitrary sizes specified in the document. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw by providing a specially-crafted CDF / CFBF file to an application using Apache POI, leading to an to OutOfMemoryError exception in the current thread, or potentially destabilization of the whole Java Virtual Machine instance.
Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-01 13:40:48 EST
This issue affects the versions of the apache-poi package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.
Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-01 13:42:59 EST
Created attachment 566915 [details] Not yet upstream approved patch proposal, provided by Florian Weimer
Comment 6 David Jorm 2012-05-10 01:02:47 EDT
Debian security advisory publicly disclosing this flaw: http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/2012/msg00104.html Debian patch: http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian-security/20120509T181445Z/pool/updates/main/libj/libjakarta-poi-java/libjakarta-poi-java_3.6%2Bdfsg-1%2Bsqueeze1.diff.gz See libjakarta-poi-java-3.6+dfsg.orig/debian/patches/05_CVE-2012-0213 within the above file for the isolated patch.
Comment 8 David Jorm 2012-05-10 20:54:45 EDT
Created apache-poi tracking bugs for this issue Affects: fedora-all [bug 820788]
Comment 9 Orion Poplawski 2012-05-10 23:14:03 EDT
The debian patch appears to be the same as the attached one, so I will apply that. Is there an upstream issue filed?
Comment 10 David Jorm 2012-05-10 23:22:37 EDT
(In reply to comment #9) > The debian patch appears to be the same as the attached one, so I will apply > that. Is there an upstream issue filed? Not that I am aware of, I believe this issue was communicated to upstream by email.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-05-19 02:56:06 EDT
apache-poi-3.8-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2012-05-19 02:56:26 EDT
apache-poi-3.7-7.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2012-08-03 07:28:38 EDT
apache-poi-3.8-2.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.