R-Viewer Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Local Users View Potentially Sensitive File Contents
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1018703|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1018703
(Links to External Site)
Date: Sep 17 2007
Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 1.6.3768|
A vulnerability was reported in R-Viewer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A local user can view the contents of sensitive files.|
A remote user can create a specially crafted RDZ file that, when loaded by the target user with the R-Viewer application, will execute the first file in the archive. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
The system uses predictable temporary directories that contain unencrypted copies of the contents of the encrypted files. A local user can view the contents the files.
Adam Baldiwn of Symantec Vulnerability Research reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.|
A local user can view the contents of encrypted files.
The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.6.3768).|
Vendor URL: www.remotedocs.com/ (Links to External Site)
Access control error|
|Underlying OS: Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: SYMSA-2007-009: RemoteDocs R-Viewer Code Execution and Sensitive|
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Symantec Vulnerability Research
Advisory ID: SYMSA-2007-009
Advisory Title: RemoteDocs R-Viewer Code Execution and Sensitive
Author: Adam Baldiwn / firstname.lastname@example.org
Release Date: 17-09-2007
Application: RemoteDocs R-Viewer 1.6.2836
Severity: Remotely exploitable / User access
Vendor status: Update available
CVE Number: CVE-2007-4750 CVE-2007-4751
RemoteDocs R-Viewer is a secure document viewer used by remotedocs.com.
There exists a design flaw in RemoteDocs R-Viewer where code can be executed
upon opening the RDZ file without any knowlege or warning to the user.
Additionally, temporary files are not properly removed of disk exposing the
The problem is due to a design flaw in the R-Viewer application. It is
possible to replace the normal encrypted RDZ file with a specially
crafted RDZ file. The first file in this archive will be executed with
current user privledges by the R-Viewer application based strictly on file
To further compound this issue it may be possible for an attacker to gain
other sensitive information from the R-Viewer application through easily
predictable temporary directories that don't appear to expire content
regularily. Included inside of these temorary directories are the unecnrypted
copies of the documents the R-Viewer application has opened in the past.
C:\Program Files\RemoteDocs\Viewer\tmp\31325193(1) <-- First opening
C:\Program Files\RemoteDocs\Viewer\tmp\31325193(2) <-- Second opening
RemoteDocs Engineers have verified these issues and have resolved them in
the latest product release R-Viewer 1.6.3768. RemoteDocs recommends all
customers immediately obtain the newest version of R-Viewer to protect against
these types of threats. RemoteDocs is unaware of any adverse customer impact
from these issues. There are no known publicly available exploits.
All users should upgrade to the latest version of R-Viewer 1.6.3768.
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Information:
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
the following names to these issues. These are candidates for
inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes
names for security problems.
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