IBM Forms Viewer up to 4.0.0.0 memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in IBM Forms Viewer up to 4.0.0.0. This vulnerability affects an unknown functionality. 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 IBM Forms Viewer 4.x before 4.0.0.3 and 8.x before 8.0.1.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an XFDL form with a long fontname value.

The weakness was published 12/10/2013 (Website). The advisory is available at exploit-db.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-5447. 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.

A public exploit has been developed by Metasploit and been published 4 weeks after the advisory. It is possible to download the exploit at exploit-db.com. It is declared as highly functional. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72026 (IBM Forms Viewer Stack Buffer Overflow), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

Upgrading to version 4.0.0.1 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 13654.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (87911), Exploit-DB (30789), Tenable (72026) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-42692†).

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
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Nessus ID: 72026
Nessus Name: IBM Forms Viewer Stack Buffer Overflow
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MetaSploit ID: ibm_forms_viewer_fontname.rb
MetaSploit Name: IBM Forms Viewer Unicode Buffer Overflow
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Vendor: ibm.com

Advisory: 124658
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2013-5447 (🔍)
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X-Force: 87911
Vulnerability Center: 42692 - IBM Forms Viewer before 4.0.0.3 and before 8.0.1.1 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability via Crafted XFDL Form, Medium

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 06/22/2024 07:38 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (68), 05/18/2017 05:13 PM (11), 01/11/2022 02:49 PM (4), 01/11/2022 02:51 PM (1), 06/22/2024 07:38 AM (15)
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