Pagesperso-orange XnView 1.70/1.93.6 memory corruption

CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.

A vulnerability has been found in Pagesperso-orange XnView 1.70/1.93.6 (Image Processing Software) and classified as very critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. The product 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:

Stack-based buffer overflow in NConvert 4.92, GFL SDK 2.82, and XnView 1.93.6 on Windows and 1.70 on Linux and FreeBSD allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted format keyword in a Sun TAAC file.

The weakness was published 06/24/2008 by Stefan Cornelius with Secunia Research (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2008-2427 since 05/27/2008. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 08/01/2021).

A public exploit has been developed in ANSI C. It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 6280.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (43231).






CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍



VulDB Base Score: 🔍
VulDB Temp Score: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 🔍


Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Programming Language: 🔍
Download: 🔍

EPSS Score: 🔍
EPSS Percentile: 🔍

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔍


Exploit-DB: 🔍

Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
Active Actors: 🔍
Active APT Groups: 🔍


Recommended: no mitigation known
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔍
TippingPoint: 🔍
PaloAlto IPS: 🔍


05/27/2008 🔍
06/20/2008 +24 days 🔍
06/20/2008 +0 days 🔍
06/20/2008 +0 days 🔍
06/24/2008 +4 days 🔍
06/24/2008 +0 days 🔍
10/17/2012 +1576 days 🔍
03/16/2015 +880 days 🔍
08/01/2021 +2330 days 🔍


Researcher: Stefan Cornelius
Organization: Secunia Research
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2008-2427 (🔍)
X-Force: 43231
SecurityTracker: 1020340 - XnView Stack Overflow in Processing Sun TAAC Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 36713 - XnView, NConvert and GFL SDK Stack-Based Buffer Overflow Allows Remote Code Execution, Medium
SecurityFocus: 29851 - Multiple XnView Products TAAC File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 30416
Vupen: ADV-2008-1896

scip Labs:


Created: 03/16/2015 05:00 PM
Updated: 08/01/2021 09:56 AM
Changes: 03/16/2015 05:00 PM (52), 04/19/2017 09:54 AM (20), 08/01/2021 09:56 AM (2)
Complete: 🔍


No comments yet. Languages: en.

Please log in to comment.

Are you interested in using VulDB?

Download the whitepaper to learn more about our service!