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FeedDemon OPML Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2009-02-05    Last Update:  2010-02-10    Views:  5,069

Secunia Advisory SA33718

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in FeedDemon, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the processing of OPML files. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by tricking a user into importing an OPML file having e.g. an overly long outline text attribute.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2.7 and 3.1.0.12. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not import untrusted OPML files.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Le Nhat Minh, SVRT-Bkis

Original Advisory:
http://security.bkis.vn/?p=329

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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