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Secunia Research: SAP Crystal Reports Print ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow

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                     Secunia Research 14/12/2010

   - SAP Crystal Reports Print ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow -

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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 

* Crystal Reports 2008 SP3 Fix Pack 3.2 Print ActiveX (12.3.2.753)

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Highly critical
Impact: System access
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"SAP Crystal Reports software enables you to easily design interactive
reports and connect them to virtually any data source. Your users can
benefit from on-report sorting and filtering giving them the power to
execute decisions instantly."

Product Link:
http://www.sap.com/solutions/sap-crystal-solutions/index.epx

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in SAP Crystal 
Reports, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the 
"CrystalReports12.CrystalPrintControl.1" ActiveX control
(PrintControl.dll) when processing the "ServerResourceVersion"
property and can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow 
via an overly long string.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Set the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control.

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6) Time Table 

19/11/2010 - Vendor notified.
19/11/2010 - Vendor response.
24/11/2010 - Vendor confirms the vulnerability.
14/12/2010 - Independent discovery and public disclosure by a third
             party.
14/12/2010 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Dmitriy Pletnev, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
CVE-2010-2590 for the vulnerability.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2010-135/

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