CVE-2020-27819

Published: 23 February 2021

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.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
r-cran-readxl
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Not vulnerable
(debian: Embeds libxls, but not affected)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needs triage

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist