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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Common Data Format Library Vendors:   NASA
Common Data Format Library Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019965
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2080   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 6 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the NASA Common Data Format Library. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted CDF file that, when loaded by the target application using the CDF library, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'src/lib/cdfread64.c'.

The vendor was notified on April 7, 2008.

The original advisory is available at:

Alfredo Ortega from Core Security Technologies CORE IMPACT Exploit Writing Team (EWT) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a CDF file that, when loaded by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.2.1), available at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), OpenVMS, UNIX (macOS/OS X), UNIX (Solaris - SunOS), Windows (2000), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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