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Moderately critical

PLIB "ulSetError()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2011-12-21    Last Update:  2011-12-22    Views:  1,886

Secunia Advisory SA47297

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in PLIB, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "ulSetError()" function (src/util/ulError.cxx) when creating the error message, which can be exploited to overflow a static buffer.

Successful exploitation allows the execution of arbitrary code but requires that the attacker can e.g. control the content of an overly long error message passed to the "ulSetError()" function.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.8.5. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not use applications using the library.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Originally reported in TORCS by Andres Gomez.

Original Advisory:
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/18258/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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