Debian: 2468-1: libjakarta-poi-java: unbounded memory allocation
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian 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. [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2468-1                   security@debian.org
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/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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