Apache POI contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when a validation check of the length attribute is not performed in the UnhandledDataStructure() constructor in src/org/apache/poi/hwpf/model/UnhandledDataStructure.java when handling CDF or CFBF files. This will result in a loss of availability for the program.
Local / Remote,
Loss of Availability
Patch / RCS
Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Debian has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor changelog in the references section.
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