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ZDI-07-059: Verity KeyView SDK Multiple File Format Parsing Vulnerabilities
Oct 31 2007 11:13PM
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ZDI-07-059: Verity KeyView SDK Multiple File Format Parsing
October 23, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
-- Vulnerability Details:
Several vulnerabilities exist in the popular Verity KeyView SDK used in
many enterprise applications like IBM Lotus Notes. When parsing
several different file formats a standard stack overflow occurs
allowing a malicious user to gain complete control of the affected
machine under the rights of the currently logged in user. The problem
lies when copying user supplied data to a stack based buffer without
any boundary conditions.
The following file formats have been identified as vulnerable:
Adobe Acrobat FrameMaker - .mif
Applix Words - .aw
Microsoft Rich Text Format - .rtf
Portable Executable - .exe
Dynamic Link Library - .dll
Applix Presents - .ag
Microsoft Word - .doc
-- Vendor Response:
IBM has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.06.16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.10.23 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Eric DETOISIEN.
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