Network Associates PGP Outlook Plug-in contains buffer overflow in decoding mechanism

2002-07-11T00:00:00
ID VU:821139
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2002-07-11T17:29:00

Description

Overview

A remotely exploitable buffer overflow exists in the Network Associates PGP Outlook Plug-in.

Description

As reported in eEye Digital Security Advisory AD20020710, a remotely exploitable buffer overflow exists in the PGP Outlook Plug-in. By sending a specially crafted message to a victim, an attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.


Impact

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the user running the PGP Outlook Plug-in. As a result, the attacker could do anything the victim could do, including reading sensitive data on the vulnerable system.


Solution

Apply the patch.


Vendor Information

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Updated: July 11, 2002

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

Please see <http://www.nai.com/naicommon/download/upgrade/patches/patch-pgphotfix.asp>.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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References

  • <http://www.nai.com/naicommon/download/upgrade/patches/patch-pgphotfix.asp>
  • <http://www.eeye.com/html/Research/Advisories/AD20020710.html>
  • <http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/26145.html>

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was discovered by eEye Digital Security.

This document was written by Ian A Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2002-0685
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Severity Metric: | 21.00
Date Public: | 2002-07-10
Date First Published: | 2002-07-11
Date Last Updated: | 2002-07-11 17:29 UTC
Document Revision: | 15