#VU12842 Infinite loop in Apache POI

Published: 2018-05-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU12842

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2017-12626


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

Vulnerable software:
Apache POI
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor: Apache Foundation

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists due to infinite loops while parsing specially crafted WMF, EMF, MSG and macros and out of Memory exceptions while parsing specially crafted DOC, PPT and XLS. A remote attacker can cause the service to crash.

Update to version 3.17.

Vulnerable software versions

Apache POI: 3.10.1 - 3.16

Fixed software versions


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