ZDI-07-059: Verity KeyView SDK Multiple File Format Parsing Vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-11-02T00:00:00


ZDI-07-059: Verity KeyView SDK Multiple File Format Parsing Vulnerabilities http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-059.html October 23, 2007

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendor: Verity

-- 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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