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SwiftView Viewer ActiveX Control/Plug-in Buffer Overflows

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Release Date:  2008-01-31    Views:  24,722

Secunia Advisory SA28724

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Will Dormann has reported some vulnerabilities in SwiftView Viewer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors in the SwiftView ActiveX control (svocx.ocx) and plug-in (npsview.dll) and can be exploited to cause stack-based buffer overflows when a user is e.g. tricked into visiting a malicious website.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability reportedly affects versions 8.3.4 and prior.


Solution:
Update to version 8.3.5.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Will Dormann, CERT/CC

Original Advisory:
eLynx (SBSV-07-10-02):
http://www.swiftview.com/tech/security/bulletins/SBSV-07-10-02.htm

US-CERT VU#639169:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/639169

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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