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p5-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel -- Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Affected packages
p5-Spreadsheet-ParseExcel < 0.66


VuXML ID cb22a9a6-c907-11ee-8d1c-40b034429ecf
Discovery 2023-12-29
Entry 2024-02-11

Spreadsheet-ParseExcel reports:

Spreadsheet::ParseExcel version 0.65 is a Perl module used for parsing Excel files. Spreadsheet::ParseExcel is vulnerable to an arbitrary code execution (ACE) vulnerability due to passing unvalidated input from a file into a string-type eval "eval". Specifically, the issue stems from the evaluation of Number format strings (not to be confused with printf-style format strings) within the Excel parsing logic.


CVE Name CVE-2023-7101