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IrfanView Formats Plug-in IFF File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-04-30    Last Update:  2007-05-11    Views:  8,919

Secunia Advisory SA25052

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Marsu has discovered a vulnerability in IrfanView's Formats plug-in, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the Formats plug-in (Formats.dll) when handling IFF files. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted IFF file.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 4.0.0.0 of the Formats plug-in using IrfanView version 4.00. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 4.0.0.1.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Marsu

Original Advisory:
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/3811

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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