Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4173-1 r-cran-readxl -- security update

Date Reported:
16 Apr 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-2896, CVE-2017-2897, CVE-2017-2919, CVE-2017-12110, CVE-2017-12111.
More information:

Marcin Noga discovered multiple vulnerabilities in readxl, a GNU R package to read Excel files (via the integrated libxls library), which could result in the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed spreadsheet is processed.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.1.1-1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your r-cran-readxl packages.

For the detailed security status of r-cran-readxl please refer to its security tracker page at: