An exploitable out-of-bounds vulnerability exists in the xls_addCell function of libxls 1.4. A specially crafted XLS file with a formula record can cause memory corruption resulting in remote code execution. An attacker can send a malicious XLS file to trigger this vulnerability.
Published 2017-11-20 22:29:00
Updated 2022-04-19 19:15:15
Source Talos
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Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-12111

2.22%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 89 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-12111

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
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
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-2017-12111

  • The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-12111

Products affected by CVE-2017-12111

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