Recently, Cisco Talos published several technical analysis reports, claiming that Aspose.cells and Aspose.words in Aspose products contain remote code execution vulnerabilities, which can be exploited via a maliciously crafted file to result in remote code execution.
Aspose.Cells Code Execution Vulnerability
CVSS 3.0: 9.8
The LabelSst record parser of the Aspose.Cells library is prone to an out-of-bounds read vulnerability, which can be exploited via a specially crafted XLS file to result in remote code execution. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability requires users to perform desired operations.
CVSS 3.0: 9.8
This vulnerability is similar to CVE-2019-5032, but stems from the Number record parser.
These vulnerabilities affect the following version:
For details about these vulnerabilities, please visit the following links:
Aspose.Words Code Execution Vulnerability
The EnumMetaInfo function in the Aspose Aspose.Words library, version 188.8.131.52, contains an exploitable stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability. A specially crafted .doc file can cause a stack-based buffer overflow, resulting in remote code execution. An attacker needs to provide a malformed file to the victim to trigger this vulnerability.
- Affected version:
For details about this vulnerability, please visit the following link:
According to Talos’s researchers, Aspose has not responded to the preceding vulnerabilities or released patches to fix them. Affected users are advised to visit Aspose’s official websites to obtain the latest updates immediately after they are available:
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