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

    Date 16 Apr 2018
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    Posted By Anthony Pell
    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.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4173-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    April 16, 2018                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : r-cran-readxl
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-2896 CVE-2017-2897 CVE-2017-2919 CVE-2017-12110 
                     CVE-2017-12111
    
    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:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/r-cran-readxl
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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