VDB-117157 · CVE-2018-3844 · BID 104023

Hyland Perceptive Document Filters on Windows/Linux DOCX File use after free

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A vulnerability has been found in Hyland Perceptive Document Filters on Windows/Linux and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component DOCX File Handler. The manipulation as part of a Document 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. The summary by CVE is:

In Hyland Perceptive Document Filters - x86/x64 Windows/Linux, a crafted DOCX document can lead to a use-after-free resulting in direct code execution.

The bug was discovered 04/26/2018. The weakness was disclosed 04/26/2018 by Cisco with Cisco Talos (Website). The advisory is shared at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-3844 since 01/02/2018. 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. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

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

The entries 117158, 117159 and 117160 are pretty similar.





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Class: Use after free
CWE: CWE-416 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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

CVE: CVE-2018-3844 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 104023 - Hyland Perceptive Document Filters Multiple Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Created: 04/27/2018 08:46 AM
Updated: 03/07/2023 09:24 PM
Changes: 04/27/2018 08:46 AM (61), 01/31/2020 10:00 PM (4), 03/07/2023 09:24 PM (14)
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