Debian has issued an update for libjakarta-poi-java. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to a missing validation check of the "length" attribute in an UnhandledDataStructure() constructor (src/org/apache/poi/hwpf/model/UnhandledDataStructure.java) before allocating a buffer. This can be exploited to allocate an arbitrary amount of memory and cause an OutofMemoryError or potentially cause the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) to become unstable via a specially crafted CDF (Channel Definition Format) or CFBF (Compound File Binary Format) document.
Solution: Apply updated packages via the apt-get package manager.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported by the vendor.
Original Advisory: DSA-2468-1:
Red Hat Bug #799078:
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