Fix of the issue is now available in InDesign’s latest November’17 update.
Please upgrade to the latest version InDesign CC 13.0.1 for the fix.
If you are unable to see the update, go to Creative Cloud application and click on the context menu on the top right and click on Check for App Updates.
InDesign TeamAnonymous commented
Has this been fixed? I'm trying to place a xcel doc into IND 13.1 and I keep getting the same error. My IND is updated.