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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Crystal Reports Vendors:   SAP
SAP Crystal Reports Buffer Overflow in ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024915
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024915
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2590   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 20 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2008 SP3 Fix Pack 3.2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in SAP Crystal Reports. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in the "CrystalReports12.CrystalPrintControl.1" ActiveX control (PrintControl.dll) and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The "ServerResourceVersion" property is affected.

The vendor was notified on November 19, 2010.

Dmitriy Pletnev of Secunia Research reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The report indicates that the kill-bit should be set for the vulnerable control.
Vendor URL:  www.sap.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Secunia Research: SAP Crystal Reports Print ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 14/12/2010

   - SAP Crystal Reports Print ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Crystal Reports 2008 SP3 Fix Pack 3.2 Print ActiveX (12.3.2.753)

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"SAP Crystal Reports software enables you to easily design interactive
reports and connect them to virtually any data source. Your users can
benefit from on-report sorting and filtering giving them the power to
execute decisions instantly."

Product Link:
http://www.sap.com/solutions/sap-crystal-solutions/index.epx

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in SAP Crystal 
Reports, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the 
"CrystalReports12.CrystalPrintControl.1" ActiveX control
(PrintControl.dll) when processing the "ServerResourceVersion"
property and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow 
via an overly long string.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control.

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6) Time Table 

19/11/2010 - Vendor notified.
19/11/2010 - Vendor response.
24/11/2010 - Vendor confirms the vulnerability.
14/12/2010 - Independent discovery and public disclosure by a third
             party.
14/12/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dmitriy Pletnev, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2010-2590 for the vulnerability.

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9) About Secunia

Secunia offers vulnerability management solutions to corporate
customers with verified and reliable vulnerability intelligence
relevant to their specific system configuration:

http://secunia.com/advisories/business_solutions/

Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory
database as a service to the security community and private 
individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

http://secunia.com/advisories/

Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to
do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the 
security and reliability of software in general:

http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

Secunia regularly hires new skilled team members. Check the URL below
to see currently vacant positions:

http://secunia.com/corporate/jobs/

Secunia offers a FREE mailing list called Secunia Security Advisories:

http://secunia.com/advisories/mailing_lists/

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-135/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/

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