SoftMaker Office 2021 Revision 1014 PlanMaker heap-based overflow

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in SoftMaker Office 2021 Revision 1014. This issue affects an unknown part of the component PlanMaker. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-122. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A specially crafted document can cause the document parser to copy data from a particular record type into a static-sized buffer within an object that is smaller than the size used for the copy, which will cause a heap-based buffer overflow. In version/Instance 0x0004 and 0x0015, an attacker can entice the victim to open a document to trigger this vulnerability. This affects SoftMaker Software GmbH SoftMaker Office PlanMaker 2021 (Revision 1014).

The weakness was presented 02/04/2021 as TALOS-2020-1210. The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2020-27249 since 10/19/2020. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/23/2021).

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




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-122
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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10/19/2020 CVE assigned
02/04/2021 +108 days Advisory disclosed
02/04/2021 +0 days VulDB entry created
02/23/2021 +19 days VulDB last update


Advisory: TALOS-2020-1210
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2020-27249 (🔒)


Created: 02/04/2021 06:48 PM
Updated: 02/23/2021 02:47 PM
Changes: (2) source_cve_assigned source_cve_nvd_summary
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