Tielei Wang has discovered a vulnerability in ACDSee, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error in the IDE_ACDStd.apl module when allocating memory using image dimension values. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted BMP file.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but requires tricking a user into opening a malicious file.
The vulnerability is confirmed in version 14.1 Build 137. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: Do not open files from untrusted sources.
Provided and/or discovered by: Tielei Wang, Georgia Tech Information Security Center via Secunia.
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