VDB-117043 · CVE-2017-2811 · BID 100141

Kakadu SDK 7.9 JPEG 2000 Image Parser out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability was found in Kakadu SDK 7.9. It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown part of the component JPEG 2000 Image Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A code execution vulnerability exists in the Kakadu SDK 7.9's parsing of compressed JPEG 2000 images. A specially crafted JPEG 2000 file can be read by the program, and can lead to an out of bounds write causing an exploitable condition to arise.

The bug was discovered 08/04/2017. The weakness was presented 04/24/2018 by Aleksandar Nikolic with Cisco Talos (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-2811 since 12/01/2016. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 263 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.

See 117044 for similar entry.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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12/01/2016 🔍
08/04/2017 +246 days 🔍
08/04/2017 +0 days 🔍
04/24/2018 +262 days 🔍
04/24/2018 +0 days 🔍
04/25/2018 +1 days 🔍
03/07/2023 +1777 days 🔍


Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Aleksandar Nikolic
Organization: Cisco Talos
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-2811 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 100141 - Kakadu SDK CVE-2017-2811 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 04/25/2018 10:19 AM
Updated: 03/07/2023 10:56 AM
Changes: 04/25/2018 10:19 AM (59), 01/31/2020 09:24 AM (5), 03/07/2023 10:56 AM (14)
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