Power Sofware PowerISO 6.8 ISO Parser use after free

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A vulnerability was found in Power Sofware PowerISO 6.8. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function of the component ISO Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a use after free vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-416. Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A use-after-free vulnerability exists in the .ISO parsing functionality of PowerISO 6.8. A specially crafted .ISO file can cause a vulnerability resulting in potential code execution. An attacker can send a specific .ISO file to trigger this vulnerability.

The bug was discovered 05/05/2017. The weakness was disclosed 05/24/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at talosintelligence.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-2823 since 12/01/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 19 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entry VDB-101750 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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12/01/2016 🔍
05/05/2017 +155 days 🔍
05/24/2017 +19 days 🔍
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05/25/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/07/2022 +2022 days 🔍


Advisory: talosintelligence.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-2823 (🔍)
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-2823 - Poweriso - Poweriso - Medium

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Created: 05/25/2017 09:49 AM
Updated: 12/07/2022 11:00 AM
Changes: 05/25/2017 09:49 AM (57), 10/02/2020 06:42 PM (2), 12/07/2022 11:00 AM (14)
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