Vulnerability CVE-2017-2919


Published: 2017-11-20   Modified: 2017-11-21

Description:
An exploitable stack based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the xls_getfcell function of libxls 1.3.4. A specially crafted XLS file can cause a memory corruption resulting in remote code execution. An attacker can send malicious XLS file to trigger this vulnerability

Type:

CWE-119

(Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.8/10
6.4/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Libxls project -> Libxls 

 References:
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4173
https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0426

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