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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   XnView Vendors:   Gougelet, Pierre
XnView Stack Overflow in Processing Sun TAAC Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020340
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020340
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2427   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 20 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.94 beta1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in XnView. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a Sun TAAC file with a specially crafted 'format' value that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on May 28, 2008.

The NConvert, and GFL SDK applications are also affected.

Stefan Cornelius of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-24/advisory/

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.94 beta1).
Vendor URL:  pagesperso-orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/enhome.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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