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From Tim Allison <talli...@apache.org>
Subject CVE-2017-12626 – Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in Apache POI < 3.17
Date Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:31:27 GMT
Title: CVE-2017-12626 – Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in Apache POI < 3.17

Severity: Important

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions affected: versions prior to version 3.17

Description:   
    Apache POI versions prior to release 3.17 are vulnerable to Denial of Service Attacks:
    * Infinite Loops while parsing specially crafted WMF, EMF, MSG and macros
          (POI bugs 61338 [0] and 61294 [1])
    * Out of Memory Exceptions while parsing specially crafted DOC, PPT and XLS 
          (POI bugs 52372 [2] and 61295 [3])


Mitigation:  Users with applications which accept content from external or untrusted sources
are advised to upgrade to Apache POI 3.17 or newer.

-Tim Allison

on behalf of the Apache POI PMC

 

[0] https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=61338
[1] https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=61294
[2] https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=52372
[3] https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=61295

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