IrfanView 3.99 memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in IrfanView 3.99 (Image Processing Software). It has been declared as very critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in IrfanView 3.99 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via the (1) xoffset or (2) yoffset RLE command, or (3) large non-RLE encoded blocks in a crafted BMP image, as demonstrated by rle8of3.bmp and rle8of4.bmp.

The weakness was presented 04/04/2007 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2007-1948 since 04/10/2007. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 07/14/2021).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 25130 (FreeBSD : p5-Imager -- possibly exploitable buffer overflow (632c98be-aad2-4af2-849f-41a6862afd6a)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks.

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (33478), Vulnerability Center (SBV-27954) and Tenable (25130). See 36086, 36084 and 36083 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

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VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 25130
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : p5-Imager -- possibly exploitable buffer overflow (632c98be-aad2-4af2-849f-41a6862afd6a)
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OpenVAS ID: 58858
OpenVAS Name: FreeBSD Ports: p5-Imager
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2007-1948 (🔍)
X-Force: 33478
Vulnerability Center: 27954 - IrfanView 3.99 Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Medium
OSVDB: 41554 - IrfanView BMP Image Non-RLE Encoded Block Handling Overflow
Vupen: ADV-2007-1284

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Created: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM
Updated: 07/14/2021 09:25 AM
Changes: 03/13/2015 02:56 PM (57), 03/08/2017 09:27 PM (8), 07/14/2021 09:25 AM (2)
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