VDB-66800 · CVE-2013-0732 · BID 60315

Nuance PDF Reader up to 8.0 PDFCore8.dll memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in Nuance PDF Reader up to 8.0. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing in the library PDFCore8.dll. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Heap-based buffer overflow in PDFCore8.dll in Nuance PDF Reader before 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted font table directory values in a TTF file, related to naming table entries.

The weakness was published 03/27/2014 by Francis Provencher (Website). The advisory is shared for download at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-0732 since 01/02/2013. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 02/10/2022).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 67122 (Nuance PDF Reader pdfcore8.dll Heap 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 8.1 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (67122).




CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.5

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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 67122
Nessus Name: Nuance PDF Reader pdfcore8.dll Heap Buffer Overflow
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: PDF Reader 8.1


01/02/2013 🔍
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Advisory: securityfocus.com
Researcher: Francis Provencher
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2013-0732 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 40366 - Nuance PDF Reader Before 8.1 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability via Crafted TTF Files, Medium
SecurityFocus: 60315 - Nuance PDF Reader 'pdfcore8.dll' File Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: 51943 - Nuance PDF Reader Embedded Font Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 93870


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 02/10/2022 08:39 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (61), 05/05/2017 08:47 AM (7), 02/06/2022 11:25 AM (2), 02/10/2022 08:39 AM (2)
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