Upstream information

CVE-2017-2924 at MITRE


An exploitable heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the read_legacy_biff function of FreeXL 1.0.3. 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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 8.8
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1058433 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub 12
  • freexl-devel >= 1.0.4-5.1
  • libfreexl1 >= 1.0.4-5.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • freexl-devel >= 1.0.6-1.3
  • libfreexl1 >= 1.0.6-1.3
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA freexl-devel-1.0.6-1.3

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Sep 12 14:45:17 2017
CVE page last modified: Tue May 23 14:39:44 2023