Debian: DSA-2468-1: libjakarta-poi-java security update

    Date09 May 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that Apache POI, a Java implementation of the Microsoft Office file formats, would allocate arbitrary amounts of memory when processing crafted documents. This could impact the stability of the Java virtual machine.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2468-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    May 09, 2012                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libjakarta-poi-java
    Vulnerability  : unbounded memory allocation
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-0213
    
    It was discovered that Apache POI, a Java implementation of the
    Microsoft Office file formats, would allocate arbitrary amounts of
    memory when processing crafted documents.  This could impact the
    stability of the Java virtual machine.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.6+dfsg-1+squeeze1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libjakarta-poi-java packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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