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FormMax Import File Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2009-10-21    Last Update:  2009-11-09    Views:  3,052

Secunia Advisory SA36943

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Parvez Anwar has discovered a vulnerability in FormMax, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing FormMax import files (".aim"). This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by tricking a user into importing a specially crafted ".aim" file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in evaluation version 3.5. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not import untrusted ".aim" files.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Parvez Anwar

Deep Links:
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