Bug 1903296 (CVE-2020-27819) - CVE-2020-27819 libxls: NULL pointer dereference via crafted xls file
Summary: CVE-2020-27819 libxls: NULL pointer dereference via crafted xls file
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Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: CVE-2020-27819
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1903297
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-12-01 19:20 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-02-22 18:00 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: libxls 1.6.2
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An issue was discovered in libxls before and including 1.6.1 when reading Microsoft Excel files. A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability exists when parsing XLS cells in libxls/xls2csv.c:199. It could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service via crafted XLS file.
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Last Closed: 2020-12-01 23:33:51 UTC


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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-12-01 19:20:36 UTC
An issue was discovered in libxls reading Excel files before 1.6.1. A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability exists when parsing xls cells in libxls/xls2csv.c:199. It could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service via crafted xls file.

Reference:
https://github.com/libxls/libxls/issues/84

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-12-01 19:20:50 UTC
Created libxls tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1903297]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-12-01 23:33:51 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.


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