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:

KeyView SDK

-- 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

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by Eric DETOISIEN.

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