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PE Explorer Resources Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2012-05-21    Views:  991

Secunia Advisory SA49239

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


Walied Assar has discovered a vulnerability in PE Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when parsing strings in the resource section within Portable Executable (PE) files. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted resource string.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code, but requires tricking a user into processing a file.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.99 R6. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not open files from untrusted sources.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Walied Assar

Original Advisory:
http://waleedassar.blogspot.com/2012/05/pe-explorer-heap-overflow-vulnerability.html

Deep Links:
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