Further update. I took some files from the new (in-progress, unfinished it
seems) upstream of libxls at https://github.com/evanmiller/libxls/, and got
some advice from the libxls maintainer.

He also put new issue tickets up, one per CVE:

And that builds.  It does not pass all unit tests (R / CRAN packages tend to
have lots of those) but 'almost': 4 fail, 348 pass.

We could release this, methinks.  What is your recommendation (and it has
been years since I last had to do a security release so help is as always


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