Remotesoft .NET Explorer long character value buffer overflow

netexplorer-character-bo (32182) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Remotesoft .NET Explorer is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking. By creating a specially-crafted file with an overly long character value, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the application to crash, if the attacker could persuade the victim to open the malicious file. It is unknown whether this buffer overflow could be exploited to execute arbitrary code.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.4
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • Remotesoft .NET Explorer Web site: Welcome to Remotesoft .NET Explorer.
  • BID-22377: Remotesoft .NET Explorer Remote Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0766: Stack-based buffer overflow in Remotesoft .NET Explorer 2.0.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long line in a .cpp file.
  • OSVDB ID: 34755: Remotesoft .NET Explorer .cpp File Handling Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Remotesoft Remotesoft .NET Explorer 2.0.1

Reported:

Feb 02, 2007

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