Poster Software Publish It 3.6d memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Poster Software Publish It 3.6d and classified as very critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Buffer overflow in Poster Software PUBLISH-iT 3.6d allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PUI file.

The weakness was disclosed 02/11/2014 with Core Exploit Writers Team (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2014-0980 since 01/07/2014. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 02/01/2022).

A public exploit has been developed by Core Security and been published before and not just after the advisory. The exploit is available at It is declared as highly functional. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

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 13838.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (90989) and Exploit-DB (31461).





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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional
Author: Core Security
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MetaSploit ID: publishit_pui.rb
MetaSploit Name: Photodex ProShow Producer 5.0.3256 load File Handling Buffer Overflow
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01/07/2014 🔍
02/05/2014 +29 days 🔍
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03/24/2015 +97 days 🔍
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Advisory: 125089
Organization: Core Exploit Writers Team
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2014-0980 (🔍)
X-Force: 90989
Vulnerability Center: 47648 - Poster Software PUBLISH-it 3.6d Remote Code Execution Vulnerability via a Crafted PUI File, Medium
SecurityFocus: 65366 - PosterSoftware Publish-it '.PUI' File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 56618
OSVDB: 102911

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/01/2022 02:41 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (56), 06/15/2017 11:35 AM (18), 02/01/2022 02:41 PM (2)
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