A vulnerability has been discovered in multiple Altova products, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to the application loading libraries (e.g. dwmapi.dll) in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to load arbitrary libraries by tricking a user into e.g. opening a DBDIF (DiffDog), QPRJ (DatabaseSpy), or MFD (MapForce) file located on a remote WebDAV or SMB share.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2011 Enterprise Edition SP1. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Do not open untrusted files.
Provided and/or discovered by: Reported in an exploit module for CORE IMPACT, Core Security Technologies.
Original Advisory: http://www.coresecurity.com/content/altova-diffdog-2011-dwmapi-dll-hijacking-exploit-10-5
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