An exploitable integer overflow vulnerability exists in the xls_preparseWorkSheet function of libxls 1.4 when handling a MULRK record. 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.
Published 2018-04-24 19:29:02
Updated 2022-04-19 19:15:14
Source Talos
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Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory CorruptionExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-12109

0.89%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 82 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-12109

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
Talos

CWE ids for CVE-2017-12109

  • The product performs a calculation that can produce an integer overflow or wraparound, when the logic assumes that the resulting value will always be larger than the original value. This can introduce other weaknesses when the calculation is used for resource management or execution control.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-12109

Products affected by CVE-2017-12109

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