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Secunia Research: Visualization Library DAT File Parsing Vulnerabilities

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                     Secunia Research 14/04/2010

    - Visualization Library DAT File Parsing Vulnerabilities -

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* Visualization Library 2009.08.812

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately Critical
Impact: System Access
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Visualization Library has been designed to be a generic, fine-grained
platform, upon which highly-specialized 3D graphics applications can 
be effectively developed.".

Product Link:
http://www.visualizationlibrary.com/jetcms/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered some vulnerabilities in Visualization
Library, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

The vulnerabilities are caused by boundary errors within the
"vl::loadDAT()" and "vl::isDAT()" functions in src/vl/vlDAT.cpp. This
can be exploited to execute arbitrary code by e.g. tricking a user 
into opening a specially crafted DAT file.

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5) Solution 

Do not process untrusted DAT files in an application using the
library.

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6) Time Table 

30/12/2009 - Vendor notified.
13/01/2010 - Vendor notified again. Vendor response.
12/02/2010 - Requested estimated released date of the fixed version.
14/04/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2010-0994 for the vulnerabilities.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-02/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:
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