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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6781-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6781-1
Posted May 21, 2024
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6781-1 - Le Dinh Hai discovered that Spreadsheet::ParseExcel was passing unvalidated input from a file into a string-type "eval". An attacker could craft a malicious file to achieve arbitrary code execution.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, code execution
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2023-7101
SHA-256 | cbbc9336f0ab4f5ad4b0da404d1fa2f58da1f00404c2dbea318ee4148ecf03b9

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6781-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6781-1
May 21, 2024

libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Spreadsheet::ParseExcel could possibly run commands if it processed a
specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl: Perl module to access information from
Excel Spreadsheets

Details:

Le Dinh Hai discovered that Spreadsheet::ParseExcel was passing
unvalidated input from a file into a string-type "eval". An attacker
could craft a malicious file to achieve arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl 0.6500-1.1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl 0.6500-1ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl 0.6500-1ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm1
Available with Ubuntu Pro

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl 0.6500-1ubuntu0.16.04.1~esm1
Available with Ubuntu Pro

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl 0.5800-1ubuntu0.1~esm1
Available with Ubuntu Pro

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6781-1
CVE-2023-7101

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl/0.6500-1.1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl/0.6500-1ubuntu0.20.04.1


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