SmidgeonSoft PEBrowse Professional files in PE format buffer overflow

smidgeonsoft-files-bo (32524) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

SmidgeonSoft PEBrowse Professional is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking of files in PE format. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending the malicious file to a victim as an email attachment or by hosting it on a Web site.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5.6
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 4.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of PEBrowse Professional (8.2.3 or later), available from the SmidgeonSoft Web site. See References.

References:

  • PEBrowse Professional Web page: PEBrowse Professional - Windows Disassembler.
  • SmidgeonSoft Web site: Windows Debugger, Disassembler, Code Analyzers.
  • BID-22501: SmidgeonSoft PEBrowse Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0879: Buffer overflow in SmidgeonSoft PEBrowse Professional 8.2.1.0 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via certain executable files in PE format. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
  • OSVDB ID: 38134: PEBrowse Professional PE File Handling Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • SmidgeonSoft SmidgeonSoft PEBrowse Professional 8.2.1.0 and prior

Reported:

Feb 09, 2007

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